INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—In honor of National Ice Cream Month, over 25 local celebrities
plus event volunteers scooped giant sundaes on Friday, July 14 at the 28th annual Ice
Cream Social on the Monument Circle, sponsored by American Dairy Association
Indiana. The carnival like atmosphere and great weather helped lead to over $6,500
raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.
“This is one of our favorite events during the year and we are delighted with this year’s
results to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana,” said Jenni Browning,
Senior Director of Communications and Wellness at American Dairy Association
Indiana. “We couldn’t do it without the outstanding contributions of time, talent and
product from Edy’s Ice Cream, Kroger toppings, Prairie Farms whipped cream, our
Celebrity Scoopers, volunteers, and, of course, our Indiana dairy farm families.”
This beloved event featured scoopers such as Kristin and Danny, the local Indianapolis
couple that produces lip synch videos in their cars, IMS historian Donald Davidson,
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Indiana Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell,
Blue of the Indianapolis Colts, as well as local TV, radio, and podcast personalities like
Sean Ash of WTHR, Lauren Casey of WRTV, Jeff Vibbert of the “ The Jeff Vibbert
Show” and “Barstool Heartland”, and Zakk Babb of WZPL.
Other highlights at the event included face painting, a photo booth, the Pacers Fan Van,
Church Brothers Collision Repair/Indiana State Police Foundation robot car “Duke” the
Safety Dog, music, games from WZPL and the Mix, “Rowdie” from the Indianapolis
Indiana’s, American Dairy Association’s “Buttercup” and Moo-lan and her calves– real
live cows from Purdue Dairy Sciences.
Next month, from Aug. 4-20, the Dairy Association’s attention turns to the Indiana State
Fair and its iconic Dairy Bar. All the traditional favorites will be on the menu – including
the signature milkshakes and scrumptious grilled cheese sandwiches – along with two
new items: the “Mousetrap” grilled cheese, which was the winner of their Best Grilled
Cheese contest in 2016, and the root beer float milkshake.
The American Dairy Association Indiana is also bringing back “The Cheese Lady,”
Sarah Kaufmann, to the State Fair. Kaufmann will carve over 1400 pounds of Indiana
cheese into a dairy cow masterpiece in a salute to “The Wonderful World of Food”
during the first several days of the event.
Fairgoers will be able to watch her carve at the Purdue Extension Agriculture &
Horticulture Building. The sculpture’s official unveiling will take place at noon on Friday
August 11 and it will be on display in the Ag/Hort Building for the remainder of the fair.
For more information about American Dairy Association Indiana and its upcoming
events, log on to WinnersDrinkMilk.com.