Last year's Ice Cream-O-Rama was such a hit with the community that Snoqualmie Ice Creamery is having another one Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Maltby company’s headquarters. This year, the company says it will not run out of buns (the one glitch from last year's event).
"We had quite the turnout in 2011 so we’re trying to prepare for a bigger crowd this year so we don’t run out of ingredients," said Victoria Jones, Marketing Manager for the creamery. "We’ll have music and face painting as well as tours of our ice cream factory and our 1.5 acre mini-farm. Guests will be able to learn about our commitment to sustainability and to see just how we make our ice cream out here in Maltby.”
The company’s farm, adjacent to the creamery, is where some of the ingredients for the ice cream are grown and has grown in the past year. “We have finished quite a few of the buildings, which are now painted ‘barn red’ to match our big red factory,” Jones said. “We also laid in new gravel for the walkway/driveway just this week. We now have 55 chickens in the coop (which features a living roof) and are expecting 170plus new little bundles of fluff this week. It’s really exciting.”
The event is for all ages and is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year Top Pot Doughnuts will be joining the festivities with drinks, doughnuts, and samples of their signature doughnut inspired ice cream flavors, Jones added. Snoqualmie Ice Cream & Café is at 21106 86th Ave SE, Snohomish, just across the street from the Maltby Café.