Dedicated employees and community friends gathered on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Maple View Farm Ice Cream to celebrate the sweet shop’s 15 years in operation. To commemorate the occasion, pints of milk, ice cream scoops and banana splits were offered at special low prices as a throwback to what customers paid in 2001. In spite of the afternoon’s dreary weather, a steady stream of attendees stopped by for chilly treats, some taking their scoops to go while others relaxed in rocking chairs on the big front porch overlooking the farm.
The view from the porch was foggy, but picturesque.
(from left to right) Local high school students Katie Marson, Katherine Acierno, Katherine DeHart and Mary Seo got their rock on after snacking.
Carrboro High School alums Marika O’Hara and Walker Harrison enjoy scoops by the cup.
(from left to right) Renata, 9, Rafael, Martha and Paulina Rodriguez, 10, visited the farm with relatives on a holiday trip from Naples, FL.
Katie and Dee Richardson enjoy a $5 banana split.
(from left to right) Chapel Hill natives Grant, 8, and Ian McGuffey, 8, and their mom Kether Smith dined in waffle cone style.
(from left to right) Andy Park, 5, Jamie Park, 7, and Sarah Cheek show off an array of fancy flavors.
In spite of the weather, the store’s cheerful red awning provided much-needed relief for frosty fun.