April 17, 2008

I scream, you scream, we all scream for 4-H ice cream!

By Beth Tobias, 4-H Agent
Pinellas County Extension
Bluebell ice cream: 4-H Centennial Cupcake

Wouldn’t it feel pretty special to have an ice cream flavor created just for you? Well, Blue Bell Creameries recently partnered with National 4-H Council to recognize the excellent work in youth development by 4-H over the past 100 years. To celebrate the 4-H Centennial, Blue Bell created this one of a kind and quite tasty ice cream flavor just for 4-H! 4-H Centennial Cupcake is cupcake flavored ice cream with chocolate frosting swirls and clover sprinkles. The packaging for the ice cream includes the 4-H logo and kids in 4-H t-shirts, making it an excellent marketing opportunity. National 4-H hopes that local 4-H communities will gain recognition from this national promotion. Here in Pinellas County, 4-H has been around since the 1920’s but we still hear from people that they did not know we are in this area so we are excited about the publicity.

The product is available in more than 15 states and has been spotted locally in a variety of grocers, so get out there and try it. If you can not find the 4-H flavor on the self, just ask for it and most stores will order it or you can go on line and order it directly from Blue Bell. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the ice cream will be going to curriculum development, volunteer and professional training, and other 4-H programs. I can not think of a better way to celebrate than with ice cream, so please join Pinellas County 4-H in the celebration.

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