Indianapolis, IN – American Dairy Association Indiana raised the bar again with the success of their 27th Annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle. This time honored tradition scooped up $7,241 in donations and all the proceeds will benefit Girls Inc of Greater Indianapolis.
“Indiana’s dairy farmers have long supported the health and wellness of the children of Indiana,” said Deb Osza, General Manger of American Dairy Association Indiana. “Partnering with Girls Inc. is a natural extension of those values. On behalf of Indiana’s 1200 dairy farm families, I am very pleased to report that we are presenting the entire proceeds of American Dairy Association Indiana’s 27th Ice Cream Social on the Circle to Girls Inc.”
The 2016 Ice Cream Social wrapped up a two-year commitment between ADAI and Girls Inc, who was also the beneficiary in 2015. “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. “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!”
The July 8th event on Monument Circle invited local celebrities to serve ice cream in half hour shifts throughout the day. Also featured were appearances from mascots such as 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. The carnival atmosphere was completed with balloons, face painters, music, and games from WZPL, 107.9 the Mix, and the Pacers Fan Van. Sponsors of the event include Edy’s Ice Cream, Prairie Farms Whipped Cream, and Kroger’s donation of all the sundae toppings.