Nationwide ice cream event scheduled downtown |

Nationwide ice cream event scheduled downtown

Cold Stone Creamery will host its fourth annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Cake Social from 5 to 8 p.m. April 25 at all Cold Stone Creamery locations nationwide. The local store is at 1001 Heavenly Village, Suite 24.

The social will help celebrate the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s 25th year of making dreams come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. More than 1,000 Cold Stone Creamery locations are participating in a month-long fund-raising effort to benefit local Make-A-Wish chapters across the country. Throughout April, all California, including South Lake Tahoe, Cold Stone Creamery will be donating a portion of ice cream sales as well as accepting contributions from customers to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A free slice of the newly created Make-A-Wish cake will be given to ice cream aficionados in exchange for a donation to the charity. In-store donors who contribute at least $1 will receive a “star” with the donor’s name that will be displayed in the store.

Each year one lucky child is selected to be a “Junior Tastemaster” and is given the opportunity to create the unique Make-A-Wish cake. This year’s cake was created by Micah, age 12, from Sumerset, Mass. A passionate chocolate lover, Micah’s cake consists of chocolate ice cream with cookie dough and chocolate shavings, layered with yellow cake and wrapped in a rich, fudge ganache. Micah’s wish to travel to Hawaii with her family and swim with dolphins was granted in July 2004.

Last year the third annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Cake Social resulted in a total donation of $625,374.33 due to the generous contributions of Cold Stone franchisees, employees and ice cream lovers. More than 800 stores participated and the total amount raised was able to grant more than 120 heartfelt wishes.