Enjoy sundaes and shakes, and a vintage motorcycle museum
By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Staff Writer
BEN WHEELER–Ben Wheeler’s only ice cream shop and vintage motorcycle museum, Scoots ’n Scoops, is bringing cool new ideas to the area.
“We will be carrying new products and hosting fundraisers for the Ben Wheeler Historical & Arts Foundation and other worthy causes such as the Children’s Library,” Scoots ’n Scoops owner Lynn Dugger said.
Scoots ’n Scoops is holding a bike wash fundraiser for the Children’s Library from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
Entrance fee is $15 per vehicle and the event will feature hot dogs and live music by Billy Bob’s house band Midnight Thunder.
“We want to raise as much money as possible since we are unincorporated and depend solely on donations to keep the doors open for the young ones,” Dugger said.
Bikes will be washed courtesy of the BnR Pit Grill girls of Mabank.
Scoots ’n Scoops carries 10 flavors of ice cream but will introducing at least one new flavor a week.
“The shop’s most popular ice cream flavors include butter pecan, southern blackberry cobbler and homemade vanilla,” Dugger said.
And don’t forget the toppings. Patrons may choose from pineapple, milk and dark chocolate syrups, hot fudge, caramel, marshmallow, walnuts, almonds, whipped cream and of course, cherries on the top.
With the Scoots ’n Scoops Frequent Flyer Punch Card, the more you eat the more you save. Just purchase 10 scoops and the next scoop is free.
“We will also be offering foods geared to the cooler climate,” Dugger said.
So in the wintertime when you feel like having a hot meal while sitting on the couch watching your favorite movie, drop by Scoots ’n Scoops first for homemade dishes like chicken and dumplings, chili, gourmet coffees and gourmet flavored hot chocolates.
And for dessert, don’t forget the delicious cupcakes, banana pudding, sundaes, banana splits, fresh squeezed lemonade, and rich and creamy shakes.
Scoots ’n Scoops also features a one-of-a-kind vintage motorcycle collection begun by Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association Hall of Famer Brooks Gremmels.
In the museum, patrons may purchase motorcycle and town-related T-shirts, leather bags by Adiya Creations owner Tammy Pruitt of Marshall and wooden carvings by DJ Chainsaw Carvings of Frankston.
Dugger and her husband, Kerry, were in partnership discussions with former owner Brooks Gremmels when he died in January.
“We signed the lease in May and will carry out the plans we made with him for growing Scoots ’n Scoops,” Dugger said.
Scoots ’n Scoops is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
They are located at 1560 FM 279, Suite A in Ben Wheeler and may be reached at (903) 603-3118.