Scoopin’ Up Some Cool Family Fun

Eating Ice Cream Can Help Racine’s Kids
sponsored by Just Add Kids and
written by Karen Fetherston, Child Abuse Coordinator at SCAN

The Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) program of Lutheran Social Services provides child abuse awareness programs to preschool, kindergarten, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade students throughout Racine County in public, private, and parochial schools. All programs aim to teach children to identify abusive situations, to disclose abuse when it occurs, and to identify sources of support. SCAN also discusses stranger safety with younger children and older students get information about cybersafety including email scams, cyberbullying, internet predators, and sexting. Read More…Above all, we want children to realize that abuse is never the fault of the child. SCAN programs have been in the Racine community for almost 30 years and touched the lives of over 9,600 children during the 2011-2012 school year, alone. Chances are your children or grandchildren have participated in SCAN programs at their schools.

There is a fun and delicious way that you can show your support of SCAN. SCAN will be holding its second annual ice cream tasting FUNdraiser, called SCAN’s Cones For Kids. Funds raised at the event will help to expand SCAN’s audience base so more children can benefit from the important safety messages. This unique, family friendly event will be held on Thursday July 12th 2012 from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church- 1700 South Green Bay Road. Just Add Kids is a proud sponsor of this event.

Here’s the Scoop! Come sample mini-cones from Racine’s best ice cream and custard shops. Caesar’s, Culver’s, Georgie Porgie’s, Old Dutch Custard, and Sugar Shack have all donated unique flavors of ice cream or frozen custard that guests can taste and vote for their favorite to win the SCAN’s Golden Scoop Award. In 2012, Caesar’s won that honor with their entry of Peanut Butter and Jelly custard and they are eager to defend their title with a new flavor this year.

Entertainment will be provided by Big Balloon Tycoon and there will be a fantastic raffle of various prize packs for kids and families! Grand Prize drawings are four (one day) Walt Disney World Hopper Passes and two Southwest Airline ticket vouchers. Other family-friendly raffle prizes include festival passes and sporting event tickets, passes for local mini golf, bowling, gymnastics, zoos, camping, water parks, museums, theaters, Six Flags, and the Shedd Aquarium. Want more? There will also be gift certificates to local businesses like O & H Danish Bakery, Chancery, Jose’s Blue Sombrero, Infusino’s, and Wells Brothers.

Event tickets are on sale now: $5 for advance tickets, $6 for tickets purchased at the door, and children under 3 are free. This price gets you entry into the event and a mini cone from each of our vendors. Grand Prize raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Other prize raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 15 for $10, or 40 for $20. If you can’t make it to the event, you can still show your support by purchasing raffle tickets in advance. You don’t have to be present to win. For a complete list of the wonderful prizes, visit www.conesforkids.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there!

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