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First scoops from A&M’s new Creamery have sweet story

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 August 31, 2022 1:31 PM updated: September 20, 2022 10:21 AM

 

Members of the Moore family including the Bollines and Lockes got a sneak peek Aug. 31 at the Moore Family Creamery, opening Sept. 3 in Aggie Park. Photos by Rebecca Harris '19/The Association of Former Students.

 

By Sue Owen '94 and Annika Roberts '22
Photos by Rebecca Harris '19

The first scoops of ice cream at Texas A&M’s new Moore Family Creamery were served today in honor of two Aggie family connections.

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. 

Wayne Roberts '85, left, talks with Association of Former Students staff during the Moore Family Creamery visit. Roberts said that as he and his late wife Shannon worked to support themselves through school at Texas A&M, the former campus creamery was an affordable option for dates. "It was a big thing for us," he said. "And the price was right!"

 

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.”

Charlie Locke gets a dish of ice cream as sister Millie looks on, held by mom Dana Locke '04.

 

 



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