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Dairy Facts 2016

Thank You, Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party Donors!

Jun 24, 2015

Members of Congress and their staffs poured out of the Capitol Building and surrounding offices last Thursday for the “coolest” party on the Hill. IDFA's 33rd Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party served more than 50 flavors of ice cream and hundreds of root beer floats this year under the shady trees of Upper Senate Park.

Each year the party grows more and more anticipated; past attendees came prepared with boxes and mail carts to fill, and the park was packed even before the event began. The attendees and IDFA’s teams of servers were happy to dig in early, and they were even happier for the head start when pouring rain decided to join in. Visit IDFA’s Facebook page for photos of the fun.

The party was the perfect ending to IDFA's two-day legislative fly-in, Advocacy Days, which drew scores of dairy executives to Washington, D.C. They made more than 80 visits to congressional offices to discuss Trade Promotion Authority, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization, GMO labeling and several other issues of interest to dairy.

IDFA would like to thank the following Ice Cream Party Sponsors for their generous donations, which helped to make the event such a great success. A list of the delicious ice cream flavors is available here.

  • American Beverage Association
  • Dean Foods Company
  • Dreyer’s, Nestlé USA
  • Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC
  • Galliker Dairy Company
  • Hershey Creamery Company
  • HP Hood LLC
  • Hiland Dairy Foods Company, LLC
  • Hunter Farms
  • Kwik Trip, Inc.
  • Perry’s Ice Cream Company
  • Pierre's Ice Cream Company
  • Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • Schoep’s Ice Cream Co., Inc.
  • The Dannon Company, Inc.
  • The Ice Cream Club, Inc.
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • Unilever
  • Wells Enterprises, Inc.

For more information about the Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party, flavors or donors, contact Tracy Boyle, IDFA director of boards, employee relations and administrative services, at

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