Before I tell you how the festival went, we had a couple days of fun before the real deal. First of all, our friends, the Nakatsus, who are from Arizona are responsible for making most of this happen! Mr. N owns a Poppin’ Johnny ice-cream maker and also restored an identical one and gave it to Dad!!
Well the question was how to get it all the way down here… So being the amazing family they are, they drove 15 hours and brought the ice-cream makers to help us at the Peach Festival!!! They were a huge blessing ALL weekend… mixing ice-cream, washing dishes, playing games, helping cook, and being moral support! =D
So here goes…
Thursday night was the rodeo parade so here’s our Model T riders. Don’t they look excited!
Thursday night was also the first night of the rodeo!
Friday was prep day. We got a system down and mixed up the base for 75 gallons of ice-cream! That included 37 dozen eggs and 112.5 cups of sugar!
Friday night we all went to the best hamburger joint in town… McGee’s Café!
Saturday morning started bright and early and what a whirlwind day it was!
These folks are our dedicated ice-cream lovers!
These my friends are the 5 gallon Poppin’ Johnny ice-cream makers.
75 gallons made and sold. For the past 10 years we make more ice-cream than the year before. And each year we sell out by 1:00. It never fails.
So next year… who knows, maybe 100 or 125 gallons!
Saturday night we had about 36 people at our house for supper and homemade ice-cream then we all went to the rodeo!
This is the team!
Except me(Charity), I was driving back to the house and store getting things we left behind.
It was a great weekend! Come see us next year!