Firefighters scoop up ice cream at Baskin-Robbins
Central Yavapai and Prescott firefighters will scoop ice cream for customers the evening of Wednesday, April 27, at the Baskin-Robbins stores in Prescott and Prescott Valley.
During the event, Baskin-Robbins thanks customers by reducing the price of its 2.5-ounce scoops of ice cream to 31 cents plus tax each, and customers can buy three scoops each so there's enough for everyone to enjoy.
Dave Tharp, EMS training captain for of Central Yavapai Fire, thanked Chuck and Susan Vedra, owners of both Baskin-Robbins stores, for putting on the event for the past three years.
Prescott firefighters will be scooping ice cream from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Baskin-Robbins at 1144 Iron Springs Road in Prescott, said Eric Kriwer, spokesman for the Prescott Fire Department.
"Donations will benefit the Prescott Basin Firefighter Wellness and Fitness Foundation and also some of the proceeds will go to the National Firefighter Memorial," Kriwer said. "We welcome everybody to join us."
Central Yavapai firefighters will scoop ice cream from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Baskin-Robbins at 2982 N. Park Ave. Suite A in Prescott Valley and collect donations for the CYFD Firefighter Charities that will be donated to offset the startup costs of the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Golf Tournament that CYFD sponsors in the fall, Tharp said.
People who stop by can speak with firefighters and look at the fire engines they'll have there as well, said Charlie Cook, spokesman for the Central Yavapai Fire District.
Central Yavapai and Prescott fire departments do not receive money from ice cream sales but will collect customer donations for their local charities that night, and Baskin-Robbins will make a $100,000 donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Tharp said.