Ben & Jerry’s at The Shoppes Raises Over $1,800.00 for Canton’s Bravest

By | April 13, 2016

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Ben & Jerry’s at The Shoppes Raises Over $1,800.00 for Canton’s Bravest

Canton, CT April 13, 2016…. Only Ben & Jerry’s premium ice cream could bring out

crowds of people on a rainy and windy noontime. And, the people continued to queue

up, as the day progressed and the sun came out, for the 11th annual Ben & Jerry’s Free

Cone Day to benefit the Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department.


Eight hours and 5,000 free cones and cups scooped later, Free Cone Day had raised

$1,810.64 for Canton’s volunteer firefighters, EMTs and Fire Police. This brings the

grand total of donations to the Department, from Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Days – 2005

to 2016 – to nearly $22,000.00.


From Noon until 8:00pm, Free Cone Day attendees enjoyed tours of: Canton’s Ladder 2,

with the American flag raised 100 feet into the air; Engine 4 and the Ambulance. Many

of the younger patrons, and some older ones too, enjoyed the company of fire celebrity,

Sparky the Dog. Assistant Fire Chief, Wayne Goeben was also pleased to report that an

individual, who attended the event, is applying to join the Department.

Department Chief Craig Robbins: “As always, 100% of these donations will be applied

toward the purchase of new equipment and/or tools for our volunteer firefighters and

EMTs, or to recruitment of new individuals and retention of our current members. We

thank our community partners, Phil and Brandi Killoran of Ben & Jerry’s and all those

who donated, for their continued generosity and support of our work.”