Scoops Ice Cream Parlor serving up sweets and service to Central Nebraska

Scoops 2022
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Scoops 2022

By Joe Scanlan 

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Heartland United Way is serving up some tasty treats at the State Fair, in an effort to raise money for the various organizations they serve in their four-county area.

Starting when the fair came to Grand Island, Scoops Ice Cream parlor has been a staple for fairgoers, for a cold snack on hot fair days.

“We just encourage people to come and see us, and enjoy some ice cream, and enjoy making a difference in knowing that the dollars stay right here in our local area, and help a lot of people,” said Karen Rathke, the president of Heartland United Way.

Not only do all proceeds go towards helping those organizations, it’s also cost effective for families who want to grab some ice cream.

“When people come to the ice cream parlor, and they have 5 children that they all want an ice cream cone, it’s 3 dollars,” said Rathke. “It’s an incredible value and it’s delicious. We just know that we’re supporting families and children as well as supporting the work that they do with the funds that we raise here.”

There’s two new concoctions you can try at Scoops as well. This year, the stand is selling a “coffee float” and a “beer float.”

You can find Scoops Ice Cream parlor next to the gift shop at the fair.

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