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Scoop of Success
July 22, 2020

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MUNCY TOWNSHIP-A new business opened earlier this month and was warmly welcomed by ice cream enthusiasts in the region.

Serving Blue Ribbon and Penn State Creamery brands of ice cream in cones, dishes, milkshakes and sundaes, Cody's Creamery almost seems like a desert oasis during hot summer days. Located along 2457 Route 220 next to Reed's Carpet, the business is operated by Cody Reed and Sadie Lewis, of Hughesville.

Reed, a 2011 graduate of Muncy High School, said, "It's always been the plan to serve and sell ice cream here," Reed has worked alongside his father, Rocky Reed, in the floor and covering business next door. "This was just the year we were able to get things lined up."

Having the wooden shed built to specification was one of the items that required much forethought. Cody purchased all of the interior equipment beforehand, then designed the interior to figure around the equipment. The shed was ordered and built on site, the faint smell of fresh paint still lingering in the air when the business opened July 1.

Sadie, originally from Sullivan County, hand-painted colorful life-sized cones on the exterior side of the shop, drawing the attention of passersby on the busy highway. And if the artwork doesn't gain attention, the line of customers and parked cars certainly act as a beacon for those traveling along that route.

"July 1-2, we went through 90 gallons of ice cream in two days," Reed said. Benches to sit on and socialize with others are situated on the lot; eventually, picnic tables with umbrellas will give patrons a respite from the sun.

The shop will operate each year for a six-month season, from April to typically October, Reed said, explaining that the weather would dictate when the season ends. "If it's warm enough to eat ice cream, we will be open," he said. That could be as late as November, in this region, he noted.

Gift certificates can also be purchased, as they have no expiration date.

Reed is planning a grand opening this Saturday, July 25; the following day, July 26, the Lycoming County Dairy Princess will be on site from noon to 4 p.m.

When in season, freshly-picked corn-on-the-cob is available for purchase, grown by father Rocky and Uncle Perry Reed on the premises; later during the season, pumpkins will be available.

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