by Jessica Nicholson
Dolly Parton and ice cream? What’s not to love?
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has revealed it will soon launch a new flavor inspired by the iconic singer-songwriter. The new initiative will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Details on the new flavor and a release date will be released soon.
— Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (@jenisicecreams) March 15, 2021
Parton’s Imagination Library program launched in 1995 and provides age-appropriate books every month to children from birth to age five. Since then, the program has delivered nearly 155 million books to young children.
The Jeni’s/Dolly collaboration is just the latest project for the ever-busy Parton. On Sunday, Parton added another Grammy to her collection, and recently re-recorded her classic “9 to 5” as “5 to 9” for a Super Bowl commercial. She also shared a video of her experience receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine (which she helped fund last year via a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help fund COVID-19 research).
Last year, Parton released song and video “When Life Is Good Again,” followed by the holiday album A Holly Dolly Christmas. In December, CBS aired the holiday special A Holly Dolly Christmas, highlighting songs from the project. She also teamed with journalist and author Robert K. Oermann for the book Songteller: My Life in Lyrics. She also portrayed an angel in the Netflix movie Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen.
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