COLUMBIA — With temperatures nearing 60 degrees on Thursday, Columbia residents had the opportunity to treat themselves to a sweet treat. Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream, 21 S. Ninth St., opened Thursday for the weekend to provide customers scoops of "The King" and "Les Bourgeois & Ghirardelli Chocolate."
Sparky's used Facebook to let "friends" of the store know about the brief opening. This weekend is only a temporary opening until the store opens later this month for the season, in conjunction with the 2009 True/False Film Festival.
For some, however, Thursday's opening provided the opportunity to try their first scoop from Sparky's.
"I've walked by here a lot of times," Columbia resident Rita Franklin said. "I finally decided to see what this is."
For others, it was a chance to get their fix of their favorite flavors. Jae Lee and Cynthia Woodcock, who both work for MU's Student Health Services, stopped in to enjoy a scoop of ice cream.
"I'm pretty sure they put addictive products in the ice cream," Lee said jokingly. "That's why we keep coming back."