The Dairy Queen restaurant on South Broadway is hosting a Back to School Carnival tonight from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. The event is free and open to everyone! Featured activities for students will include: a bake sale benefiting local charities, face painting, a dunking booth, a picture booth, ring toss, and more! The restaurant will also be open during the event .
KSST sat down with Lisa Derocco GM of South Broadway’s Dairy Queen, to talk about the upcoming event. “We were going to have [the carnival] earlier in the year, as a grand opening.” but it was cancelled due to a storm. Dairy Queen decided to reschedule the event as a “back to school event to introduce us to the city.” The carnival is a great way to celebrate the end of summer and new beginnings for students as they start back to school on August 22nd.
Derocco said Dairy Queen loves the opportunity to “do something for the kids.” She is hoping hundreds of people show up and enjoy the festivities.
Derocco and her team have “done a lot for the community.” “We helped at the Library by face painting and donating an ice-cream cake. We’ve gave out free ice-cream floats at the Dairy Festival and donated 200 free ice-cream cards!” When asked about her motivation Derocco smiled and said “We’re just a group of “God-loving” individuals who enjoy helping out the community.”