HINGHAM – Songs of Ice Cream and Aerosmith will take over The Launch at Hingham Dockyard for an end of summer celebration on Friday.
The first South Shore Cones for a Cause, a fundraiser for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
It will take place in conjunction with a 7 p.m. performance by Aerosmith tribute band Draw the Line, which will close Hingham Dockyard’s free outdoor summer concert series. The concert will take place in the amphitheater behind the new restaurant The Beth Kitchen & Bar. It will last about two hours. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes.
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South Shore Cones for a Cause is organized by Hingham resident Adam White, son of the late Donald W. White Sr. of Hendrie’s Ice Cream, who co-founded the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, which just celebrated its 39th year.
When talking about the inspiration behind the event, White credits his father for laying the groundwork. “My father, without a doubt,” he said.
White said he can still remember the days of a young child running around Milton’s creamery trying all the flavors of ice cream and following his dad and uncles to Hendrie’s Ice Cream and the Scooper Bowl.
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“They always had a lot of courage,” White said.
White said he expects 1,000 to 2,000 people to attend Cones for a Cause. Thirty volunteers have already signed up.
“It’s a labor of love,” he said.
White said he received a lot of support from Hingham’s businesses. The Wahlbergs, owners of Alma Nove and Wahlburgers, both in The Launch, provided gift cards for a raffle and Hingham Savings Bank donated $1,000.
Tickets to the ice cream event are $10 and free for kids 3 and under, and include a pack of frozen treats from vendors like Brigham’s, Nona’s, Menchie’s, Hood, Bliss, Buon! Per Te, Gifford’s, Shake Shack, The Farmer’s Cow and Ben & Jerry’s. It will be held in a tent across from Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt at 10 Shipyard Drive.
White said he hopes to hold cones for a cause each year.
“It’s about cementing this as a good family event for Hingham and the surrounding communities for years to come,” he said.
The Hingham Fire Department will host a touch-a-truck event where children can drive, climb and explore the vehicles. The organizers are always looking for volunteers. To participate, email [email protected]
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The launch is at 18 Shipyard Drive, Hingham. It is home to over 40 shops, restaurants and a movie theater.
Tickets for Cones for a Cause can be purchased at eventbrite.com and will also be available at the event tent.
Visit hinghamlaunch.com or check out the Facebook page for more information.
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