Photos: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove – Burbank
A heat wave is still baking Southern California today. By mid-day in Burbank, the temperature had soared past 90. Again, the weather forecasters are warning we could hit 100 here! A perfect day to take advance of a yummy offer of a free scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. These Ben & Jerry’s freebies are fantastic, but be prepared for long lines, especially on a scorcher like today.
On Election Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Ben & Jerry’s honored the democratic process by scooping up free ice cream for thousands between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Even if you didn’t vote, if you showed up, you got a free scoop. I joined the folks in line at the Ben & Jerry’s on East Palm Avenue in Burbank. Despite the wait of a half an hour or more, the crowd was friendly and festive. And of course, the ice cream was top notch.
Now, Ben & Jerry’s has proclaimed Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Free Cone Day. The company explains the reasons for the event on its website: “As a way to thank our customers for their support and to celebrate 31 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops are happily giving it away! ”
Ben & Jerry’s shops nationwide will be scooping the free cool stuff from noon until 8 p.m. today.