Lebanon County’s tourism bureau will host a party for its mascot, Lebanon Lilly, and is inviting local families to come out for a free scoop of ice cream in celebration of the bovine’s birthday.

The birthday party will be held Thursday, May 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lebanon’s Patches Family Creamery, 201 Fonderwhite Road.

The first 200 children to arrive at the party will receive a ticket for a free scoop of ice cream, produced by Paches on-site.

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Calling it a “cow-to-cone” experience, Visit Lebanon Valley said in a release that children will also get to take their picture with Lilly and hear her story. There is also a playground and petting pasture at Patches, providing plenty of entertainment for kids of all ages.

“The Adventures of Lebanon Lilly,” a children’s book produced by Visit Lebanon Valley, was introduced in early 2020.

“The Adventures of Lebanon Lilly” features the story of a Lebanon County cow, Lilly. (Provided photo)

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“We brag about the Lebanon Valley every day, so it was easy to pick some key spots to highlight in the book for Lilly to visit,” said Jennifer Kuzo, author of the book and president of Visit Lebanon Valley, through a press release. “It is so much fun to have people come into our office to buy the book and take a selfie with Lilly, that’s exactly what we wished for.

“Please come out to Patches to join us for this celebration at one of Lilly’s favorite places.”

Visit Lebanon Valley President Jen Kuzo poses for a pic with Lebanon Lilly. (Provided photo)

The Lebanon Valley Conservancy will also be part of the birthday celebration and offer a sunflower planting activity for kids, in homage to Lebanon Lilly’s backdrop at the Visit Lebanon Valley Welcome Center in North Cornwall Commons. Kids will have the chance to plant sunflower seeds and take them home, while learning about how plants grow in the process.ß

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The event is open to the public.

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