BUCKHANNON — Beginning in 1984, thanks to President Ronald Reagan, the United States began officially celebrating one of American’s favorite sweet treats in the month of July. He later designated the third Sunday of the month, as National Ice Cream Day.
This year, July 19 was National Ice Cream Day and businesses across the nation celebrated with specials, discounts, free scoops and contests – including local ice cream shop, Sweet-A-Licious.
Sweet-A-Licious offered $1.50 scoops, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday evening and they sold a lot of them, owner Michelle Jack stated. Aside from the $1.50 scoops, their specialty sundaes, milkshakes and banana splits were also very popular.
“We had a great turnout and truly do appreciate everyone who came out,” expressed Jack. For the remainder of summer, Sweet-A-Licious is doing a float special every Wednesday, which entails small Root Beer, Coke or Orange floats for $2, or a large for $3. The ice cream shop has also introduced a new item - bursting boba lemonade, which has sold well and is very tasty, according to Jack.
Stop in Sweet-A-Licious, located on 23B E Main Street, to enjoy some discounted floats, bursting boba lemonade or just some delicious hand-scooped ice cream to beat the summer heat.