Ali O’Connell of Wichita Falls, TX, is the new face at Lipka’s vintage soda fountain in Montague, MI. Every year about this time she travels to Michigan to spend a month or so with her grandmother. (What a sweet young lady. I can’t get my grand kids to visit more than a couple days, if they come at all.) This summer she elected to work part-time while she’s in town and will be dipping ice cream six afternoons each week until the end of June.
Ali will be a high school senior in Wichita Falls next fall. While she plans to attend college, she hasn’t yet decided just where. Her goal is to teach little kids in elementary school. In the meantime, she spends much of her time volunteering and she’s proud to say she has accrued more than 300 hours of community service, primarily at the local hospital – where she also serves ice cream – but she volunteers for other community projects as well.
When at home, if she’s not practicing with the high school cheer-leading team she plays golf and “just hangs with family and friends.”
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What a great young lady; know you will have many pleasurable experiences with her.
I did have ice cream. It’s one of my favorite places for treats. The soda fountain is just like the one at the corner drug store in Saginaw, where I grew up.
Great photo Jess! Sounds like a very focused girl! I want to know if you had some ice cream! 🙂