Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen Also Helps Charity

Gillette's Children Hospital helps children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex conditions.

DULUTH, Minn. – You know spring has arrived when Dairy Queen is handing out free ice cream.

The food chain does this every year to raise money for charity.

Folks at the Dairy Queen in Canal Park know Free Cone Day is always a busy time.

There’s no purchase necessary for the free treat but donations are being accepted this year for the Gillette’s Children Hospital.

“Once the weather starts getting warmer, everyone wants ice cream. It’s just a popular thing to have down here in Canal Park,” said Dairy Queen Manager Dan Kittelson. “People, tourists are coming through and we get all the people that are going down to the Lakewalk. When it’s sunny out you want to come get ice cream.”

Last year the Canal Park location gave away about 1,700 cones.

This year workers are ready to give out 2,000.

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