Free ice cream and activities at Providence Sept. 28

Ice cream is delicious on a warm afternoon. It’s even better when it’s free. So, the annual Sunny 106.5 Ice Cream Sunday will combine the two.

The free family event will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Promenade Park inside the Providence master-planned community in northwestern Las Vegas. The park is at 7195 Egan Crest Way.

Meadow Gold will provide ice cream sandwiches and other frozen treats. In preparation, the company is sharing fun facts about its products and the black-and-white-spotted Holstein cows that produce the milk.

— A dairy cow drinks 67 quarts of water daily – about a bathtub full.

— A cow produces 90 glasses of milk a day, and 200,000 in a lifetime.

— It takes 29 cups of milk to make one pound of butter.

— An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.

— A cow’s udder can hold between 25 to 50 pounds of milk.

— Meadow Gold’s pasteurized milk storage silos will hold enough milk to make 2,720,000 half pints of school milk.

Festivities also will include ice cream-eating contests and prizes, petting zoo, balloon animals, entertainment from Amazing Clowns and more. Several businesses will have booths and exhibits, including Pacific Dental, Resort Stay International, Team Ford, T-Mobile and Winder Farms.

Attendees are invited to bring new or gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada, a nonprofit organization promoting literacy. Visit www.spreadthewordnevada.org to learn more.

The Ice Cream Sunday, now in its 13th year and fifth at Providence is presented by KSNE-FM, Sunny 106.5, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Providence Master Planned Community, Providence Master Homeowners Association, Meadow Gold and Team Ford Lincoln.

Before and after the event, attendees are invited to tour the 1,200-acre master plan and its variety of neighborhoods built by its nationally recognized homebuilder partners. They include Lennar, Pardee, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, Summit Homes and Woodside Homes.

Going fast are homes in Richmond American Homes’ great Chestnut Hill neighborhood, which is in the closeout phase with quick-move-in homes priced from the mid $200,000s. Plans have great rooms, available first-floor bedrooms, maple cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, granite kitchen countertops, ceramic tile flooring and more. Chestnut Hill is near Providence parks. For information, visit www.richmondamerican.com or call 702-638-4440.

Providence is the country’s eighth best-selling master-planned community and Nevada’s second best-seller, according to several real estate advisory firms. It features wide tree-lined boulevards, miles of trails systems and parks – a third opening later this year – with multiuse play fields and kids’ areas. The master plan is near shopping, dining, the 215 Beltway and U.S. Highway 95 access, and Nellis and Creech Air Force bases.

To learn about Providence, visit the information center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, at 7181 N. Hualapai Way, Suite 150, call 702-433-5084, visit www.providencelv.com, like www.facebook.com/providencelv, or follow www.twitter.com/providence_lv.

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