Susan "Sue" Owen '94 August 31, 2022 1:31 PM updated: September 20, 2022 10:21 AM
By Sue Owen '94 and Annika Roberts '22
Photos by Rebecca Harris '19
A&M’s former campus creamery was a sentimental location both for Moore family members and for Aggie Park lead donor Wayne Roberts ’85 and his late wife, Shannon Lia Roberts ’86.
Wayne and Shannon went on dates there during their student days, and the Moore family of Aggies “all grew up in College Station and have memories of the old creamery,” said Casey Moore ’98.
That longtime campus creamery, which for many years made all its treats with milk from A&M’s dairy herd, moved in 1995 and then closed down in the early 2000s.
Now, its Aggie legacy is being picked up with the Debbie ’74 and Kent ’72 Moore Family Creamery, which will open on the first home gameday, Sept. 3.
Its hours that day will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the menu will include classic Blue Bell ice cream flavors, ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes and sundaes.
Going forward, the Creamery's hours will vary with gamedays, special events, campus schedules and other factors. Check Aggie Dining's "Hours" web page (scroll down to "Central Campus") for the most up-to-date information.
An early taste test was given today to the Moore family and to Wayne Roberts, whose lead donation for Aggie Park was made in honor of Shannon.
Although Shannon loved everything about Texas A&M, the creamery was always a particular favorite, he said.
A&M students of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s frequented the shop for its delicious shakes and malts. The creamery was also a popular date-night location, both for its easy campus accessibility and its low prices.
And Aggies brought their kids there, too, as the Moore family can attest.
“We were very excited to learn about the Creamery being an integral part of Aggie Park,” Casey Moore said. “Our family knew it would be very special to be a part of helping bring the Creamery back to campus.
“We look forward to creating new memories with our children at Aggie Park and the Creamery.”