ITK PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: I scream, you scream, and especially penny-pinching House and Senate staffers scream for free ice cream!

The International Dairy Foods Association and its constituent organizations are holding their 32nd annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party this week. The event, which is open to the public, is billed as “a great way to come together and relax with America’s favorite summertime treat.”

You. Free ice cream. Thank us later.

All the frozen action happens from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Upper Senate Park.