Museum Celebrates 11th Ice Cream Sunday

Jul 09, 2014

Americaís favorite summer treat -- ice cream -- is the star of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museumís most popular event of the summer.

The 11th-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children ages 5 to 17.

The eventís first 600 paid visitors will receive a coupon for a free 5-ounce cup of Calicheís Frozen Custard, which will be served at the museum throughout the afternoon.

The popular annual ice cream sandwich eating contest and race is scheduled to start at 3 p.m., with registration beginning at 12 p.m. The age categories for the contest are: 4-6, 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, and 18-and-over. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Museum visitors may make their own ice cream by rolling tin cans and there will be dairy demonstrations and videos in the theater. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., visitors can time travel back to 1942 where they can interact with our living history characters. Childrenís activities will take place throughout the afternoon.

Aside from Calicheís Frozen Custard, sponsors include the Southwest Dairy Farmers GH Dairy and Kohlís of Las Cruces.

For more information, please call (575) 522-4100.

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For information contact Craig Massey at craig.massey@state.nm.us.