Icy treats on a hot day

In recognition of National Bomb Pop Day Thursday, the Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Department handed out the frozen treat to everybody at Millennium Park.

Parks and Rec Director John Bell said he wanted to engage people in a fun and “quirky” way and let them know that Parks and Rec was more than just organized programing that included baseball and soccer.

With each icy treat, he and Morgan Burger also handed out flyers announcing its dance classes, girls fall softball, karate and swim lessons.

In July, the department will hand out free hot dogs at Constitution Square in recognition of National Hotdog Day.