Employee Life Story: Kurtis

One of our greatest gifts from raising a special needs child is without a doubt the people we meet and become friends with. This definitely applies to Kurtis and his family. We met Kurtis and his family years ago at the Pingree School for Children with Autism. We loved our years there but eventually transitioned into public school and lost track of many of our friends. Now years later our paths have crossed again.

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Hi Ho Howdy

It’s Christmas time at Howdy. Spirits are high, Christmas music fills the air, and dancing is a given. This is our second Christmas since we opened and it just may be my favorite time at Howdy. I love seeing so many families and friends enjoying some ice cream and taking in the good feelings at Howdy. 

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Are We Not All Special?

Although we may not have apparent or obvious disabilities or struggles, we are all special. In this post I want to let you in on a disability I have had all my life and how it has helped to instill in me a sense of compassion for those with more apparent disabilities.

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The Beginning

It all began on a beautiful beach in Maui. Our dear friends Dave and Becky Burbidge asked us, “What is Jack going to do after graduation?” Our response was, “Not sure, any ideas?” And there it was: They had visited an ice cream shop in Dallas, Texas. It was located in the Highland Park area and they employed individuals with special needs. This was it!

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You Had Me at Howdy

A blog? I begin this not even really knowing what a blog is. I am 52 years old and very content to stay in my own space. Creating a blog that would let you in on the life of Howdy Homemade Ice Cream in Salt Lake City, Utah is not something I ever planned on.

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