Haute Event: Celebs Help Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Up Free Cones

The Chippendales scooping at Ben Jerry's.

On Tuesday, Ben & Jerry’s held its 34th Annual Free Cone Day, with dozens of local celebrities scooping up ice cream at the District at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station Scoop Shops. The two stores combines dished up more than 6,500 free cones.

Each year, the Henderson shops enlist the help of local celebrities to scoop ice cream to benefit children’s charities, and this year, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children earned more than $2,000 in combined donations over the course of the day’s event.

The District at Green Valley Ranch Scoop Shop welcomed a star-studded scooper lineup including the members of Recycled Percussion, Steph MacKenzie and Chris Foxx from 97.1’s “Foxx and MacKenzie in the Morning,” Kyle and Nate from Chippendales, Jersey Boys’ Travis Cloer and Deven May, hypnotist Marc Savard, Kristi Holden and Kristin Hertzenberg from Phantom: A Las Vegas Spectacular, Thunder From Down Under blokes Leigh, Marcus and Matty, Fantasy’s Tracey and Koree, Cody Collins from Country Superstars, BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, and Davey D and Lady G from Hot 97.5’s Morning Show.

Some of Nevada’s pageant royalty stopped by to help assist St. Jude’s fundraising efforts: Mrs. Nevada-America 2012 Kristie Jelinsky, Little Miss Nevada Princess 2012 Adajah Milam, Young Miss Nevada Princess 2012 Nicola Timmons, Pre-Teen Nevada Princess 2012 Jia Bleu Harris, and Teen Nevada Princess 2012 Chelsea Williams.

Additionally, the District at Green Valley Ranch location featured a deejay, face painting and balloon artists and welcomed back GAMES2U, a mobile unit featuring a variety of interactive games and activities. At the Sunset Station scoop shop, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum had an interactive display and a visit from Curious George.

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