Ben & Jerry’s at The Shoppes Raises Over $2,000.00 for Canton’s Bravest

By | April 15, 2018

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Canton, CT April 10, 2018…. Only Ben & Jerry’s premium ice cream could bring out crowds of people on a day wrought with a snow storm; rainy skies; and wind.

Yet, the people continued to queue up as the day progressed and the April sun finally came out,

for the 13thannual Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day to benefit the Town of Canton

Volunteer Fire & EMS Department.

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Eight hours and thousands of free cones and cups scooped later, Free Cone Day had raised over

$2,000.00 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 2018 – to over $25,000.00.

From Noon until 8:00pm, Free Cone Day attendees enthusiastically enjoyed tours of:

Canton’s Ladder 2; Engine 4; the new Fire Police vehicle; and Canton’s Ambulance.

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

celebrity, Sparky the Dog.


100% of all donations from Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, will be applied toward the

purchase of new equipment and/or tools for Canton’s volunteer firefighters and EMTs,

and to recruitment of new individuals and retention of current members.


The Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department thanks community

partners, Phil and Brandi Killoran of Ben & Jerry’s and all those who donated for their

continued generosity and support of our work.

Anyone interested in joining the Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department can visit, or drop by the Collinsville or Canton firehouses Monday evenings during

the Department’sweekly practice drill at 7:00 p.m.