Ben & Jerry’s 34th “Free Cone Day” Serves Up 6,500 Scoops; Raises $2,000 For Charity

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FANTASY’s Koree and Tracey with Country Superstars’ Cody Collins
Ben & Jerry’s
34th Annual “Free Cone Day,” held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the District at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station Hotel & Casino Scoop Shops was a great success, giving away more than 6,500 free cones (Pictured above: FANTASY’s Koree and Tracey with Country Superstars’ Cody Collins – Photo credit: Ben & Jerry’s). 

Young Miss Nevada 2012 Nicola Timmons and Chippendales’ Kyle Efthemes
Young Miss Nevada 2012 Nicola Timmons and Chippendales’ Kyle Efthemes

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Each year, the Henderson shops enlist the help of local celebrities to scoop ice cream to benefit children’s charities, and this year, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children earned more than $2,000 in combined donations over the course of the day’s event.

Thunder From Down Under blokes Marcus (L) and Leigh
Thunder From Down Under blokes Marcus (L) and Leigh

Photo credit: Ben & Jerry’s.

The District at Green Valley Ranch Scoop Shop welcomed a star-studded scooper lineup including the members of Recycled Percussion, Steph MacKenzie and Chris Foxx from 97.1’s “Foxx and MacKenzie in the Morning,” Kyle and Nate from Chippendales, Jersey Boys’ Travis Cloer and Deven May, hypnotist Marc Savard, Kristi Holden and Kristin Hertzenberg from PHANTOM: A Las Vegas Spectacular, Thunder From Down Under blokes Leigh, Marcus and Matty, FANTASY’s Tracey and Koree, Cody Collins (Country Superstars), BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, and Davey D and Lady G from Hot 97.5’s Morning Show.

Jersey Boys’ Deven May and Travis Cloer
Jersey Boys’ Deven May and Travis Cloer

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Some of Nevada’s pageant royalty stopped by to help assist St. Jude’s fundraising efforts: Mrs. Nevada-America 2012 Kristie Jelinsky, Little Miss Nevada Princess 2012 Adajah Milam, Young Miss Nevada Princess 2012 Nicola Timmons, Pre-Teen Nevada Princess 2012 Jia Bleu Harris, and Teen Nevada Princess 2012 Chelsea Williams.

Marc Savard
Marc Savard

Photo credit: Ben & Jerry’s.

Additionally, the District at Green Valley Ranch location featured a DJ, face painting and balloon artists and welcomed back GAMES2U, a mobile unit featuring a variety of interactive games and activities. At the Sunset Station scoop shop, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum had an interactive display and a visit from Curious George.

PHANTOM’s chanteuse Kristin Hertzenberg with BMX pro Ricardo Laguna
PHANTOM’s chanteuse Kristin Hertzenberg with BMX pro Ricardo Laguna

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About the Charities

For 21 years, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum has been Las Vegas’ favorite family fun and education destination. Located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North in downtown Las Vegas, the museum features more than 100 interactive exhibits based on science, art and culture for children and families. For more information, visit www.LDCM.org or call 702-382-3445.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, located in Boulder City, serves all abandoned and neglected children and families, creating new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe, homelike environment while working to break the vicious cycle of child abuse and provide help and hope to children and families. For more information, please call 702-294-7100 or visit www.stjudesranch.org.

Recycled Percussion (L to R): Ryan, Todd, Justin and Matt
Recycled Percussion (L to R): Ryan, Todd, Justin and Matt

Photo credit: Ben & Jerry’s.