CENTERLINE (WWJ) – It’s hard to believe, but the official end of summer is here, and this weekend many will be craving an ice cream treat or two.

WWJ’s Kathryn Larson stopped by Centerline’s Captain Kool’s and has more on how they’re preparing for the Labor Day Holiday.

Sean Hyland said for more than 30 years his family has run Captain Kool’s, stocking their ice box with thousands of different ice creams and popsicles, and selling the treats out of their fleet of nearly 20 ice cream trucks.

“It’s just a novelty of summer is what it is in Michigan, for sure.”

But, he said the hottest days are the sticky ones.

“The days that people think would be very good for ice cream because it’s so hot, people don’t come out of the air conditioning any more. Kids are playing video games, they don’t play outside like they used to. That’s a challenging thing to adapt to, that our drivers have to adapt to.”

Hyland said with so many families on a tight budget, he likes being able to provide them an inexpensive tasty treat.

“We try our hardest to do the dollar items, people love them it seems like.”

Any if you thought driving around all day, listening to the same ice cream jingle would be annoying – Ice Cream Truck Driver Vince Tross says you’re right.

“This one will drive you nuts after so long!” Tross exclaimed.

At the end of the day, it’s all about offering Metro Detroiters the taste of summer.


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