Ben & Jerry’s 36th Annual “Free Cone Day,” held on Tuesday, April 8, 2013 at the Scoop Shops located in the District at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station Hotel & Casino was a great success, serving 7,929 scoops or the equivalent of 1,485 pounds of ice cream!
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 almost $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 Daena Kramer of the Dave, Mahoney and DK show on X107.5; Chris Phillips/Zowie Bowie, Comedy Magician Murray Sawchuck with Chloe Crawford and Lefty; The Revolver Girls; BMX pro Ricardo Laguna; Graham Fenton and Douglas Crawford from Jersey Boys; Comedy Hypnotist Marc Savard; Kyle and Nate from Men of the Strip; the ladies of FANTASY; Josh Strickland and Chelsea Phillips Reid, stars of VEGAS! The Show; recording artist Cheaza Figueroa; Paul Matthew Lopez “Fat Frank” of Absinthe; Miggy Santos from Hot 97.5’s Morning Show; and Brian Hammer from BOB-FM.
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, with 3 locations in Nevada, has served thousands of children for over 47 years. Their mission is to transform the lives of abused, and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community. They provide a family environment and the tools to break the cycle of abuse and homelessness, for children and young adults from newborn to 25, with the ultimate goal of finding a forever family or achieving self-sufficiency. For more information, please call 294-7100 or visit www.stjudesranch.org.