(NEWS RELEASE) -- The Comfy Cow wants kids to create and name their next ice cream flavor! The popular ice cream shop at 2221 Frankfort Avenue is sponsoring a creative concoction contest for children twelve and under, and the winner will receive a free scoop of ice cream every day for a year, a holiday prize package from the Galt House, and bragging rights to the newest winter flavor on the chalkboard menu.
Here's the scoop (get it?):
* Kids create and name a flavor of ice cream (hint: Comfy Cow is looking for wintry flavors, so think pumpkin, cinnamon, peppermint, etc.)
* Parents email the child's submission to email@example.com along with the child's name, age, flavor and list of ingredients OR mail to 2221 Frankfort Ave, 40206 Attn: LCM Contest for display in the store. Entries will be on display on Louisville Children's Museum Facebook page.
* Submissions are due by Thursday, Nov. 15.
* Comfy Cow will choose 10 finalists by November 19. All finalists will receive a holiday prize package and free ice cream.
* On Saturday, December 1 from 6:30-8:00, The Comfy Cow will host a holiday party unveiling the newest flavor. Elves, carolers, characters, prizes, face painting and more will be on hand. At 7:45 the winner will be announced and the ice cream flavor will be unveiled on the big chalkboard menu. The winner will receive a free scoop of ice cream every day for a year plus a holiday prize package including special event tickets from the Galt House.
* The winning winter flavor will be served all December long, and 20% of all sales will go towards the Louisville Children's Museum fund.
About Louisville Children's Museum
Establishing the Louisville Children's Museum is a grassroots effort being led by energetic and tenacious parents, educators, business owners, and community leaders who want to build the city's only hands-on, multidisciplinary museum for play and learning specifically designed for children. Proposed exhibits include: Health and Fitness (to incorporate Louisville's Healthy Hometown Initiative), Cultures of the World, Learn About Louisville, Gardening for the Greater Good, Main Street-Louisville, and Dramatic Play Theater. Since receiving non-profit status this summer, the volunteers at Louisville Children's Museum have begun scouting locations and fundraising while also listening to the community and having fun attending local festivals and hosting successful playdates and family events.
Geography and Economy
Families and schools in Louisville's peer cities such as Raleigh, Richmond, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Omaha, Kansas City, Memphis, Greensboro, Dayton, and Indianapolis are already exploring in their local children's museums. Louisville families regularly travel to smaller markets like Columbus, IN, Terre Haute, IN, Lexington, KY, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Chattanooga, TN to visit children's museums. Children's museums welcome more than 30 million visitors annually and contribute to their local economies.
Facts & Figures
Louisville Children's Museum Facebook page already has more than 1200 "likes."
98.4% of more than 1100 survey respondents indicated that a children's museum is "NEEDed" in Louisville.
LCM already has more than 80 volunteers helping to staff events and fundraisers and an Executive Board is in formation.