Friday, December 17, 2010

A Look Back at 2010 for the LaPlace Frostop

The year 2010 started off the 52nd year for the LaPlace Frostop! As we look forward to 2011 and our 53rd year of serving the River Parishes, we look back at the year that was 2010.
The biggest news for our LaPlace Frostop in 2010 was the filming of a scene for TNT's new show Memphis Beat! The crew filmed on July 6th and the episode "I Shall Not Be Moved" aired on August 10th.

Crew setting up for Memphis Beat

We started a new tradition with our 1st DJ Saturday in August. It is an event where everyone can enjoy great tunes, delicious food, and good times. It was a sucess and was followed with two more in October and November. It will return in March 2011.

DJ Saturday Flier

New menu items were added this year - our BBQ Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Salsa Burger, and our Frostop Frenzy.

Frostop Frenzy Flier

The year also brought us new friends to our Frostop family - the Riggen's Frostop of Chrisman, IL (built in 1954). Not long after we featured them in our blog, their Frostop had a devastating fire. We had a 50/50 raffle and through our local Frostop supporters helped to raise $340 to help them rebuild. They reopened in October to huge crowds.

50/50 Raffle Flier We had our 1st We CAN Make a Difference food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank and collected 175 pounds of food for a very worthy cause.

We CAN Make A Difference Flier

In November we met Cathi Deever, daughter of CJ Pastor the first person to lease out and run the LaPlace Frostop from Morris Terry! She sent us a great picture of her Dad and brother in front of the LaPlace Frostop 1958.

CJ Pastor & son Ken 1958

In December, we were extremely honored by Navy CWO5 Michael Fontenot for presenting us with a flag flown over Bagram, Afghanistan 9-11-10. We can not begin to thank Michael enough for his service to our country.

Jimmie Toler & Michael Fontenot

Thank you to our great LaPlace Frostop crew!

And finally thank you to all of our loyal LaPlace Frostop customers, without you we could not continue our LaPlace Frostop tradition.