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MEDIA ADVISORY: Celebrate the Sweetness of Ice Cream

MU hosts ice cream social in honor of Buck’s 20th Anniversary

October 15th, 2009

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

WHAT: The public is invited to an ice cream social to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buck’s Ice Cream Parlor, a University of Missouri “institution” located in Eckles Hall on the MU campus. The event will include ice cream naming, a “name an outrageous flavor” contest, mule wagon rides courtesy of the College of Veterinary Medicine, speeches on the history of ice cream research at MU, and appearances by the Arbuckle family and Truman the Tiger.

WHO: Originally known as Eckles Hall Ice Cream shop from the 1920s – 1972, Buck’s Ice Cream Parlor reopened in 1989 as a research facility and ice cream shop.

Buck’s might be best known for the innovation of its most popular flavor, Tiger Stripe ice cream, an MU favorite that is served at several events and shipped to alumni across the country. The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has been doing research on ice cream since the 1920s that has contributed to improving ice cream production and low-fat ice cream development.

WHERE: Buck’s Ice Cream Parlor, Eckles Hall, MU campus.   

WHEN: 4 – 6 p.m., Oct. 15. There will be demonstrations on how to make ice cream beginning at 3 p.m.

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. “Tiger Tail” brats will be available for $1, and student clubs will be taking orders for holiday smoked turkeys, pies and pumpkin rolls.