RHINELANDER - Nothing says summer time like ice cream, but with cool temperatures this week and more to come next week, it doesn't feel much like summer.
One local ice cream shop says that hasn't stopped people from buying the treat. Jet's Dairy Bar in downtown Rhinelander has had a steady flow of business, despite the cold.
"Pretty consistent because of the holiday week and a lot of the Country Festers are up. So I think a lot of them were just kind of chilling around town waiting for Country Fest to start," said Aimee Kubiak, Jet's Dairy Bar Employee.
Employees believe tourists keep sales regular. Business for Jet's this Fourth of July weekend was up compared to past years. But surprisingly, Jet's employees say rain, not cold, can slow business.
"Because it won't melt as fast and, I don't know, there's less people here so you have more room to just pick from tables and I like ice cream any temperature," said Kubiak.
Other ice cream shops from around the Northwoods tell us they were also busy the past week despite the cooler temperatures.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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