By Rachel Hall, reporting for Bluebonnet News
The heat wave has many people looking for a way to cool down. Just across the street from Tarkington Volunteer Fire Department sits Sweet Blessings Sno Cones offering a variety of cold treats with heartwarming messages.
“The previous owner started the snow cone stand as a ministry. They picked 100 scriptures and started the labels,” explained current owner Callie Hiser.
Each cup, from the smallest to the largest, offers a bible verse for customers to read and ponder as they eat.
“Everyone loves them,” said Hiser. “The kids get the most excited, because they are always looking to get a scripture they haven’t had before.”
Some of the most popular flavors include bubble gum, cotton candy, rainbow, wedding cake, tigers blood and margarita flavors for snocones, as well as a strawberry banana smoothie.
First-time visitors often try a featured choice named “A Sweet Blessing.” It has two snow cone flavors mixed with ice cream packed in the middle and topped with whipped cream.
“If you get the 100th cup, your snow cone is free,” said Hiser.
Sweet Blessings is a family-owned and operated business with a goal of supporting the area’s youth as well as the community as a whole. It is located at 22360 Highway 321 in Cleveland.
Summer hours are Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m and Sundays 1 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. School hours are Monday through Friday 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 8 p.m.
For more information, follow Sweet Blessings on social media at www.facebook.com/sweetblessingslyd/