Free ice cream and fun are the stars at this year's Sunny 106.5 Ice Cream Sunday on Sept. 30. The public is invited to join the line up at the family event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Promenade linear park inside Providence, a master-planned community in northwestern Las Vegas. The park is at 7195 Egan Crest Way.
The event features frozen treats from Meadow Gold, plus vendors focused on entertaining and educating families.
There will be an ice cream eating contest, bounce houses, games, face painting, balloon animals and other entertainment.
Some Providence homebuilders will host booths with activities and information about the homes and incentives available.
Attendees are encouraged to bring new or gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada. The nonprofit organization promotes literacy to children throughout the state. Visit www.spread thewordnevada.org to learn more.
The Promenade provides a setting for families, couples and friends to stroll along the linear park's pathways, enjoying ice cream, activities and a great view of the city. The park features mature trees, formally planted landscapes, children's play area and shaded seating areas.
The Providence main entrance and information center are at 7051 N. Hualapai Way. From the Las Vegas Beltway north, go north on Hualapai and west on Elkhorn Road. The park entrance is at the Elkhorn/Egan Crest Way intersection. Look for the large green event balloon.
Ice Cream Sunday sponsors include Sunny 106.5 (KSNE-FM) radio, Providence Master Planned Community, Providence Master Homeowners Association and Meadow Gold.
"We're proud to team with great community partners and treat Las Vegas to our 10th annual Ice Cream Sunday," Sunny 106.5-FM program director Tom Chase said.
The radio station has held the popular event for 10 years. This is the third year at Providence.
After the event, attendees are invited to explore Providence and see why it continues to be among Nevada's and the country's best-selling master planned communities.
Many of the homebuilders are offering incentives, energy-saving features, financing programs and a variety of floor plans.
The community's builders include Beazer Homes, D.R. Horton, KB Home, Lennar, Pardee Homes, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, Warmington Residential Nevada and Woodside Homes.
Providence, developed by Focus Property Group, covers 1,200 acres that will include nearly 7,500 residences at the time of build-out.
Providence now has more than 2,750 single-family homes, two multifamily complexes and a neighborhood commercial center adjacent to an already established network of retail, commercial, educational and entertainment destinations.
Providence was modeled after the traditional New England-style neighborhoods of the northeast. The community boasts tree-lined streets, parks, walking trails and has a sense of community rooted in the traditions of small-town America. It's setting is reminiscent of the classic American literary theme of westward exploration.
To learn more about the community and its events, visit the Providence Information Center, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The center is at 7051 N. Hualapai Way. Call 702-433-5084; or visit www.providencelv.com.
The community experience is further exemplified by the many activities, events and programs the Providence Master Homeowners Association offers to residents.
The association is professionally managed by Capital Consultants Management Corp., one of the oldest and most experienced community management companies in the country. For information, call 702-216-2020.
KSNE-FM has been serving the Las Vegas community for more than 20 years.
As one of the area's longest-running adult contemporary music radio stations, it boasts an array of community events, listener appreciation opportunities and reward programs and many Las Vegas events such as Ice Cream Sunday and Safe Street. For more information on the station, visit www.ksne.com.