Day 195 Save the Cream City Sign

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I have noticed so many wonderful photos of old neon signs from yesteryear around the web. They are like historical icons of our past. A lot of these businesses are locally owned, “mom & pop” style places that have been around for many, many years and unfortunately, hit pretty hard by the current economic crisis. These mom & pop businesses are special. To me, they symbolize the American Dream that we can achieve prosperity and success through hard work and determination.

One of these old neon signs in my community is in a state of disrepair. CityScape will be holding a fundraising event on July 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cookeville Depot Museum in order to raise money to save the 67-year-old Cream City sign located across the street. T-shirts will be available for purchase for $20 each with proceeds going to the “Save the Sign” campaign. For more information visit the article Save the Sign at the Herald-Citizen’s website or call CityScape at 528-4612.

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3 thoughts on “Day 195 Save the Cream City Sign

  1. Love these old signs and they must be peculiar (or is it particular) to the United States as I am bot aware of having seen them anywhere else. 🙂

    1. It’s still open for business. They have many flavors of ice cream to choose from, smoothies, milkshakes, and coffees and espresso, as well. I walked over to get an iced Latte before the movie at the Depot Friday night. Very yummy!

      The Cookeville Depot Museum has been showing some old classic movies on Friday nights for the month of July. I saw the original 1960 version of “The Little Shop of Horrors” this past Friday night. Silly and bizarre film! LOL

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