July is National Ice Cream Month
July was designation as National Ice Cream Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. President Reagan recognized America's appeal for ice cream -- ice cream is enjoyed by ninety percent of our nation's population -- when making this designation. He stated that these two events should be observed with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."
The United States ice cream industry generates more than 21 billion dollars in annual sales and provides thousands of jobs for our citizens. About 9 percent of all the milk produced by United States dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation's dairy industry.