Friday, August 10, 2012

Soda Shop serving more than a scoop!

Olde Town Soda Shop - The Slidell Independent article here
 Olde Town Slidell, LA has had its battles in returning back to its pre-Katrina state, but slowly it is not only coming back but coming back better than before with neat cafe's and art galleries mixed in with antique and craft stores.  And of course there is the night scene too.  But one light blue building with its large picture window remained empty, with memories of Katrina painted on the exterior showing the level of the serge from Lake Pontchartrain and the destruction of all the equipment that the building contained. 

Lots of great memories were made in that building, celebrations of birthdays from children to grands, little league and much more.  I would imagine that there is not a local in Slidell that doesn't have a fond memory of a time spent there.  But it is time to celebrate again with another rebirth.  The much loved Olde Town Soda Shop has once again come alive after being wiped out by Hurricane Katrina in Aug. of 2005.

As of the beginning of August the place is alive with customers enjoying the sweet delights of Frank Jackson. This time around, Jackson has teamed up with Morris Hawkins and ACER (Addictions Counseling and Educational Resources) and what a team this has created.  Not only will the town be sweetened with the delights of Jackson, but the shop will be used as a job training site for clients that have been through the ACER program, introducing them back into the work place and establishing work ethics.

What a WIN - WIN for this town, these men and the positive approach to assist individuals.  I could not wait to get a scoop and to share this scoop with all of you.

Come on down the weather is just right for a Soda Shop delight, make some memories!

B&B's are a better way to stay, so while visiting Southeastern Louisiana, stay at Woodridge Bed and Breakfast - play hard, sleep well!

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