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Sunday is National Ice Cream Day

The local ice cream shop first opened in Silver Spring in 1938. (thinkstock)

WASHINGTON — We’ll consider it good news that National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday, a day that’s supposed to feel like 100 degrees.

Technically, July is National Ice Cream Month and Sunday, July 19 is National Ice Cream Day — and the food holiday arrives right on time. Temperatures in Washington, D.C. are expected to be around 100 degrees, and a heat advisory may be issued, according to NBC Storm Team 4.

To celebrate Ice Cream Day, several shops around the area are offering deals.

Ice Cream Jubilee, located at 301 Water St. in Southeast D.C., is celebrating with a freebie deal.  Moorenko’s Ice Cream in Silver Spring, Maryland, is offering buy-one-get-one pints at their cafe.

Baskin-Robbins will offer a free waffle cone upgrade on double scoops. Dippin’ Dots will give away samples of its new flavor, a sherbet made from Sour Patch Kids candies. Even dogs can get in on the action: PetSmart is giving away dog-friendly samples at its PetsHotels from noon to 4 p.m.

National Ice Cream Day has been around since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan made the official proclamation. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, about 10 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.

So here’s to having a few sundaes on Sunday!

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