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It’s Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s!
Until 8 PM tonight, 15 of the Washington area Ben & Jerry's ice cream shops will be doling out scoops of Chunky Monkey and Half-Baked for free. What's the occasion? It has nothing to do with tax day. The 29 year-old tradition falls on a different April day each year to raise money for local philanthropies.
Typical of Ben & Jerry's more-than-just-ice-cream attitude—they rallied on Capitol Hill in cow costumes earlier this year against the FDA's cloning claims—each store picks a separate charity to support. Local representatives from each will disperse pamphlets, help the scooping process and encourage donations, in lieu of normal payment.
Georgetown's M Street location is rooting for the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless. The Old Post Office scoop shop on Pennsylvania Avenue will honor Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation . Bethesda's Fairmont Avenue store is helping Bethesda CARES.
Since no other products will be available—forget the Phish Food shake or Strawberry Bananadanna Sundae—lines move fairly fast. Each kiddie-sized cone includes a scoop of ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet. Typically the Cookie Dough, vanilla and Cherry Garcia flavors go the fastest.
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