Parks, Recreation
  and Cultural



Scoops for Troops


Join the Town of Cary and the USO of North Carolina and its community partners, as we honor our Military with the second Scoops For Troops event in Downtown Cary!

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sprinkle or Shine!

Downtown Performance Green
(corner of Kildaire Farm and Academy Street)



Send a postcard to the Troops - we'll provide the postcards - you provide the message of support!

Coups for Troops - bring your expired coupons - service members can still use them overseas and we'll make sure they get there!

Donation Station for USO - the USO at RDU Airport serves about 24,000 service members and their families each year. Bring non-perishable supplies to help their efforts - tooth brushes, paper towels, paper plates, dispoable cutlery, hard candy and  toothpaste.

Ice Cream Eating Contest - If you'd like to reserve your spot to be in the ice cream eating contest, please email You can also sign up at the Information Tent at the event.

Ice Cream Churn Off - Who can make ice cream the fastest? Enjoy the fun as several teams vie for the title of Fastest Churners! Teams will be competing for bragging rights!

The Next Best Flavor Contest - Is your ice cream the hit of the neighborhood? Do you think you have the Next Best Flavor? Here's your chance to shine! The winning flavor will be featured for a time! Entry Form.

Games on the Lawn
- Cornhole, Ladderball, Giant Checkers

Kid’s Activities – Make and take crafts that kids of all ages will love!

Balloon sculpture - animals and fun shapes made from balloons - made right onsite!

Bands and local entertainment on stage throughout the day!


KIX logo        SD13 - Fox 50 logo
USO Logo        Scoops - Lumpys

For more information, call (919) 469-4061.  In case of questionable weather on the day of the event, call (919) 896-5522.