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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's 

Ben & Jerry's annual Free Cone Day, on April 3, 2012 has some area locations slinging free scoops of ice cream from Noon to 8 p.m. Free Cone Day is in fact free, but Ben & Jerry's has a jar for patrons to donate a what they can to benefit the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. Two of the shops are participating in Free Cone Day: Ben & Jerry's U. City (6380 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-8887) and Ben & Jerry's Galleria (1155 St. Louis Galleria; 314-727-7128). Photos by Gail Dixon.
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Ben & Jerry's in University City (6380 Delmar Boulevard)
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Patrons started lining up just before noon, when the store opened.
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The line continued to grow before the doors had even been unlocked
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St. Louis Crisis Nursery is the charity benefiting from Free Cone Day.
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Outside Ben & Jerry's on Delmar
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Cones for a cause
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Balloons decorated the interior of the Delmar location
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Employees worked quickly to get patrons their favorite flavor
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Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's
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As always, Ben & Jerry's has lots of flavor options to choose from
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Service with a smile
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Donations were accepted in a tip jar benefiting St. Louis Crisis Nursery.
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The second freezer of ice cream flavors.
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A patron outside the Delmar location
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Happy patrons leaving with their cones
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Ice cream lovers were happy to have an afternoon treat
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Later in the afternoon, the Delmar location became bustling again.
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Again, a line formed outside of the door.
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Many patrons grabbed a cone
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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's on Delmar
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Ben & Jerry's in University City (6380 Delmar Boulevard)
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