It’s been over 90 degrees here in Grambling and summer hasn’t even arrived. The cooler temperatures of spring decided to go away early and the sweltering summer heat is here and sizzling.
It is necessary that one stays cool and comfortable when out and about away from the air-conditioner and seek alternative cooling methods.
To help the Grambling community and GSU students keep cool this summer, Sedrick and Christina Millage and daughter Sydney Gabrielle Millage opened up a Snowball stand on Monday, June 10. The stand has over 35 flavors that will certainly help keep the body cool.
The Millage family decided to name the store Sydney G’s after their daughter who is currently Grambling’s new Little Miss Juneteenth.
Sydney G. played a big part in the foundation of the store.
“I wanted to open so Grambling would have a Snowball stand.”
Simply put, Grambling snowball lovers will greatly appreciate not having to drive all the way to Ruston to purchase this treat. The family owned the building a year before moving it to its Main street location right next to their home and it has taken about three years in total to finally open its doors.
Christina expressed that she wanted to do more than just open up a Snowball stand but empower as well, “We wanted to bring something to the community and teach young adults how to own their own business and how to run it, It just takes money, time, and a lot of patience,” and that’s exactly what the Millage family is doing.
If you stop by the Snowball stand you will see they have elementary, high school and even a college student working to serve you.
Of course this being a combined family effort husband and father Sedrick Millage was inspired to open the Snowball stand in Grambling as well, “A friend of mine has opened two in Arcadia and I got the vision from him.” Although this has been a great accomplishment for the Millage family, it has not been easy but they have persevered through it all.
Even with a freezer malfunctioning before their initial open date, that obstacle did not deter them from their goal.
Christina proclaimed, “Without believing in God and without the help of friends and family we wouldn’t have been able to do it. Our faith has endured.”
You can visit Sydney G’s Monday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Plans are made to stay open through homecoming. Prices range from one to four dollars.