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Ice Cream Social For An Ice Cream Icon

06/05/2019 03:45PM ● By Michela May

By: Michela May 

June 10th is the date to remember for the ribbon cutting of one of the most iconic features in the Corpus Christi area!

This event will be the perfect way to start off the summer, providing ice cream to fight off the growing summer heat, and honoring one of many longtime spectacles of the Coastal Bend life.

A beloved and unique landmark is finding a new home at the Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi this coming Monday, by hosting an ice cream social from 2 PM to 4 PM in honor of the late creator, Jennifer Hawn.

If you haven’t guessed it by now, this grand reopening is for the massive ice cream statue that has been a vibrant centerpiece in the suburban yard of this Lamar Park resident, attracting attention since 1998. For over 20 years, Hawn provided a unique flare in her suburban living, going through countless paintings of the statue every holiday season with vibrant colors and dramatic patterns, attracting many visitors with the quirky yard centerpiece.

The Ronald McDonald House will be the site of the ice cream cone’s permanent home, located at 3402 Fort Worth St., to create an atmosphere that many can enjoy, described as a home-away-from-home to families who travel for their children’s health. This statue will continue to be a spectacle that brings delight to the locals and visitors alike, and will keep the wild flare the Hawn’s family admired from the Corpus Christi community for years to come.

Pat Wallace, the sister of Jennifer Hawn, donated the ice cream cone earlier this year, and will accompany Michelle Horine, Chief Executive Officer of the Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi, Efrain Franco, Jr., the Membership Engagement Director, and Ben Molina, the City Councilman, to host the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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