One scoop. Two scoop. Red scoop. Blue scoop. With all the toppings at the American Dairy Association’s 27th Annual Ice Cream Social, no wonder we sold over 2,400 sundaes on Monument Circle!

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On July 8, 2016, the American Dairy Association (ADA) celebrated National Ice Cream month by pitching tents and scooping Edy’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thanks to the sunny weather and generous ice cream lovers, the ADA raised $7,241.00 for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis!

After making $3 donations for some scoops of Edy’s, attendees could choose from a selection of Kroger chocolate, strawberry, or caramel syrups as well as maraschino cherries, sprinkles, and Prairie Farm’s whipped cream.

The Purdue College of Agriculture brought baby cows for the kids to enjoy as well. Children had the opportunity to pet the cows, get their faces painted, and meet local celebrities.

Kids shared hugs and high fives with a number of Indy mascots, including Zeke of Indy Eleven, Rowdie from the Indianapolis Indians, Nitro of the Indy Fuel, the American Dairy Association Indiana mascot, Buttercup, and the Indiana State Police department’s Trooper Teddy. To really get the festivities going, there was also music and games from WZPL 107.9 the Mix, and their very own radio hosts, Jenn Wilson and Tom Davis, came out as a celebrity scoopers.

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Other celebrity scoopers included  Colts Cheerleaders, Miss Indiana 2015, Varvel from the Indy Star, Tim Doty from CBS 4 Indy, and pop duo Lily & Madeleine. Even Abraham Lincoln showed up!

“We are deeply grateful to American Dairy Association Indiana, Inc. for the wonderful two years of financial support generated by the Ice Cream Social on the Circle,” said Patricia Wachtel, President & CEO of Girls Inc.

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“In addition to the combined gifts of more than $12,700, Indianapolis girls will benefit from greater community awareness of our cause. Many thanks to Indiana Dairy Farmers for their kindness in helping us to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!”