Two New England area dairies made it to their centennials this year. Mortensen Dairy of Newington, Conn. and Galliker’s Dairy Company of Johnstown, Pa. met this milestone and celebrated in their own unique ways.
Galliker’s Dairy Company, known for their yellow milk jugs, celebrated at the Sunnehanna Country club with friends, family and colleagues.
Galliker's currently employees 360 people, President Lou Galliker said, “With a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work on the part of a lot of people, here we are.” Galliker’s operates in five states.
Over in Connecticut, the Mortensen family celebrated a bit differently.
Rewind five months and you’d find Mortensen’s Dairy shutting the doors to its Berlin Turnpike restaurant, leaving their Cromwell ice cream shop open. According to The Courant, the Mortensen’s decided to close the restaurant last year to modernize.
The family is still celebrating despite the closure, they have “gone back to their dairy roots”, re-opening their ice cream shop, serving free soft-serve cones during their grand re-opening.
If you tweet and follow Mortensen Dairy you could win a free ice cream cone to enjoy this summer.
The Mortensen family plans to open more ice cream shop locations in the future.
The current ice cream shop will share its location with a Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Source: The Courant, WJACTV