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Here's the scoop: Sunday is Nat'l Ice Cream Day

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Shirley Rutledge, manager at Houchin's Ice Cream in Sikeston, places an ice cream cone in the holder for a customer. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. (Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
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SIKESTON -- In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

In his proclamation, Reagan recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by 90 percent of the nation's population.

Today, Americans are still screaming for ice cream. So in light of the observation, local ice cream vendors took time to discuss consumption trends.

Of the 42 flavors offered at Houchin's Ice Cream in Sikeston, vanilla, chocolate and butter pecan rank among the top three flavors, said owner Sherry Johnson.

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