Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day in Old Town — after 8,200 ice cream cones were scooped — raised $2,191.42 to support The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) on April 12.
“We are so grateful to Ben and Jerry’s in Old Town for selecting CFNC to benefit from this event and wish to thank all of the local celebrities, volunteers and the public who came out to support CFNC. It’s because of them, the event was so successful.” said Lissette Bishins, executive director of The Child & Family Network Centers.
Celebrity scoopers included: U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, state Sen. Adam Ebbin, Del. Charniele Herring, City Manager Mark Jinks, Deputy City Manager Debra Collins, Mayor Allison Silberberg, Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook, Alexandria City Councilmen Willie Bailey and John Chapman and School board members Veronica Nolan, Cindy Anderson, and Bill Campbell.
In additional CFNC’s board of directors and volunteers groups from Kohl’s, Microsoft, Alexandria Sheriff’s department and Deloitte also helped.
The CFNC’s mission is to provide caring, high-quality, free education and related services to at-risk children and their families in their own neighborhoods to prepare them for success in school and life. Visit www.cfnc-online.org.