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PUHI — A conversation at church resulted in a sweet treat at Birthday Thursday at the Regency at Puakea.
Aram Keuilian, the director of marketing at the Regency, said he goes to the same church as the Dennis Schoeny family, owners of the Sweet 2 Eat ice cream truck, which rolls through neighborhoods from Hanama‘ulu to Kapa‘a on weekdays.
“We’re always looking for more exciting things for our residents,” Keuilian said. “And when the Schoeny’s offered to bring the Sweet 2 Eat truck to us, it was perfect for our monthly birthday celebration.”
Mercedes Schoeny said since the van, transformed from a family van to ice cream truck, started rolling, more and more people are realizing the convenience of having the truck roll up with its variety of cold treats.
Residents were surprised when all they had to do was select a treat to enjoy — without having to worry about the pricetag.
“We’re paying for the residents to enjoy themselves,” Keuilian said. “They just get to enjoy the ice cream.”
To help the treats taste even better, Caitlin Lloyd’s fingers tickled the keys to the grand piano in the lobby of the Regency facility, complimenting the “Turkey in the Straw” chimes that emanated from the parked ice cream truck.
The ice cream truck started rolling after Tess, a 10th grade home school student, got the idea to have an ice cream truck visit the different neighborhoods after school lets out.
That was in October and Mercedes said Dennis transformed the family van into an ice cream truck, rolling into one of its first big public appearances in February at the Hanama‘ulu Neighborhood Association Swap Meet.
“Things have been really good,” Mercedes said. “We’ve had a lot more people call us to have the truck make its appearances at parties and other events and gatherings.”
Keuilian said the Thursday event was so successful, he’s booking the truck for another appearance for next month’s birthday celebrations — just in time to beat the summer heat.
Call Sweet 2 Eat at 645-0508 for more information.
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