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Get your licks at Lake Metroparks Farmpark's July Ice Cream Weekends

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Cleveland is the proud home of Pierre's Ice Cream Company which produces quality ice cream products and it is Pierre's that is providing their wares to Lake Metroparks Farmpark's Ice Cream Weekends celebrating National Ice Cream Month on Friday, July 4 and every weekend in July in Kirtland, Ohio. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from Cleveland.

Ice Cream Weekends Cleveland area ice cream enthusiasts will find plenty of family-friendly activities at the festival that are sure to tickle your taste buds including an old fashioned ice cream social where you can get sundaes with ice cream from Pierre's and toppings from Smuckers, another Ohio nationally known company.

Sundaes are $1 each and the money will be used to support Lake Metroparks Farmpark educational programs.

Visitors will be able to try their hand at making ice cream and will get the chance to test their skills at milking a cow.

At the Frozen Factory of Fun, kids can learn about the history of ice cream, learn which ingredients are used in making ice cream and then mix them together, add their favorite flavors at the Flavor Station, mix the ingredients at the Mixing Station, put the mixed ingredients into ice cream containers (and keep the ice cream from melting in a special temperature controlled freezer) and finally, gather the ice cream containers and load them into a truck.

Other activities include old-fashioned games, kids' crafts and finding natural ice cream flavors in the garden and greenhouse. There will also be pony rides ($4 per ride).

All of the Farmparks' normal daily activities will also be available. Make sure you say "Hi" to the alpacas, llamas, pigs, goats, cows, chickens and bulls.

Hours for all the Ice Cream Weekends will be 9 a.m - 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults (12-59), $5 for seniors (60+) and $4 for children (2-11). Children younger than 2 are free.

For more information about the Ice Cream Weekends or about Lake Metroparks Farmpark, call 440-256-2122 or get online at www.lakemetroparks.com.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. in Kirtland, Ohio. Kirtland is 25 miles east of Cleveland and it is approximately a half hour drive.

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