Ben & Jerry’s 35th Annual “Free Cone Day” Serves Up More Than 6,300 Scoops

MacKing_Fantasy JanRouvenBen & Jerry’s 35th Annual “Free Cone Day,” held on April 9 at the Scoop Shops located in the District at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station Hotel & Casino was a great success, giving away more than 6,300 free cones.  Each year, the Henderson shops enlist the help of local celebrities to scoop ice cream while supporting local children’s charities, and this year, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children raised more than $2,000 over the course of the day’s event at both stores.

The District at Green Valley Ranch Scoop Shop welcomed the star-studded support of Jan Rouven, Master Illusionist,  Lady G and Jeff G from Hot 97.5’s Morning Show, Sam Riddle, Whitney and Tiffany from X Burlesque, John and Gavin from Chippendales, The Revolver Girls, BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, Claire Sinclair, star of PIN UP! at the Stratosphere, FANTASY’s Tracey and Mariah, comedic magician Mac King and Jeff Civillico.

Additionally, the District at Green Valley Ranch location featured a DJ, face painting and a balloon artist and welcomed back GAMES2U, a mobile unit featuring a variety of interactive games and activities.

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, call 702-294-7100 or visit www.stjudesranch.org.

Ben & Jerry’s produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. Ben & Jerry’s products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino and at the District at Green Valley Ranch are owned and operated by Las Vegas native Georges Maalouf.  A current Henderson resident, Maalouf has been a longtime supporter of local charitable organizations.  For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop locations and flavors, visit www.benjerrys.com.

Photos courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s except those by Scott Harrison/Retna.

Claire Sinclair by Scott Harrison/Retna

Tracey and Mariah of FANTASY by Scott Harrison/Retna

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