Free Cone Day & Red Cross Fundraiser Today at Carvel Ice Cream Shoppes

America’s Freshest Ice Cream Celebrates Free Cone Day with an Opportunity to Give Back to the American Red Cross.

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Long Island, NY April 25th, 2013 – Carvel America’s Freshest Ice Cream™, is marking April 25 as Free Cone Day. On April 25, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., participating Carvel Ice Cream shoppes will be offering a free junior cone of their famous “America’s Freshest Ice Cream.” Carvel will also be selling coupon books, with up to $20.00 in savings included and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the American Red Cross.

“Free Cone Day at Carvel Ice Cream Shoppes means summer is near. This year it is both an opportunity to indulge with a cone of America’s Freshest Ice Cream while giving back to the community through the American Red Cross’ Disaster Relief Fund,” said Lori Peterson, vice president of marketing at Carvel Ice Cream.

Customers visiting participating Carvel shoppes on Free Cone Day can expect a complimentary junior-size serving of America’s Freshest Ice Cream. Customers can also purchase the $2.00 coupon book benefiting the American Red Cross. Carvel will be making a $25,000 charitable donation to the American Red Cross.

“The American Red Cross is proud to partner with Carvel Ice Cream on Free Cone Day and Carvel for their support of our organization. The donation, and proceeds generated from coupon book sales, will go a long way towards helping Americans recovering from disasters,” said John Miller, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross on Long Island, New York.

“We are honored to give back to the community and Americans everywhere, with a free cone,” said Scott Colwell, president of Carvel Ice Cream.

Please visit www.carvel.com to find a Carvel Ice Cream shoppe participating in Free Cone Day.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

About Carvel Ice Cream
The United States’ first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft serve and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes. Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 450 franchised and food service locations, and is a part of FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor of Carvel® Ice Cream, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and Seattle’s Best Coffee® on military bases and in certain international markets. Visit www.carvel.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream of become a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream


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