Kip Siegler, Dairy Queen to
give away 350 free cones

IMLAY CITY — We all scream for ice cream and, thanks to local dairy farmer Kip Siegler, there will be extra exclamations of delight for the next week when that ice cream is free.


Kip Siegler, pictured with daughters Chloe and Catherine, wants to treat the Imlay City community to free ice cream this week and hopes recipients feel generous themselves to ‘Scoop It Forward’ too.

























In honor of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s (UDIM) ‘Scoop It Forward’ campaign in honor of July being National Ice Cream month, Siegler has partnered with the Imlay City Dairy Queen to provide free cones to customers for the next week, starting today.

“I’ve made contact with Dairy Queen’s owner in Imlay City and offered to pay for 350 ice cream cones for the public. It starts this Wednesday, July 22,” Siegler said.

“The first 50 customers each day for a week get a free cone of their choice.”

The intent of ‘Scoop It Forward’ mirrors the ‘pay it forward’ model in that you offer to pay for someone else’s purchase when at a restaurant or store as gesture of goodwill in hopes that they keep the generosity going. In the case of ice cream, the campaign encourages Michiganders to buy someone an icy dairy treat and inspire them to do the same for someone else. In Siegler’s case, he’s scooping it forward in a much bigger way.

“We’re just trying to give back to the community and and let people know that dairy does a body good,” Siegler said.

Siegler, who milks cows and grows crops with his brothers and dad in Imlay Township, is a staunch proponent for the dairy industry. He recently facilitated the donation of a 30-gallon dairy cooler to St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church food pantry through a UDIM pilot program; visits schools to talk about dairy
farming and hosts field trips at the family farm and produces popular farm videos for his YouTube channel, Dairy Farming with Kip Siegler.

Dairy Queen opens daily at 10 a.m.