By RACHEL WYNKOOP
Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County
Lucas and Lauren Preston-Colvin are continuing a Clyde tradition. They recently purchased the orange sherbet cone shaped, ice cream stand in Clyde. With Lucas’s business background and Lauren spending six years as an employee at another local ice cream shop, the young couple thought Twistee Treat would be the perfect fit.
In 1992, the uniquely shaped roadside attraction was moved to Clyde by Bill Tea and the late Bill Warnecke from Jacksonville, Florida. At the time, Twistee Treat was a chain ice cream shop in the Jacksonville area. There is still a handful of original Twistee Treats still standing in Jacksonville, some of them still baring the Twistee Treat name.
Lucas and Lauren purchased Twistee Treat from Jaret and Brittney Stiltner, granddaughter of the original owners.
Jill Simpson, Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County CEO and President, along with Chamber Ambassadors and Clydescope, celebrated the Preston-Colvins purchase with a ribbon cutting on Friday morning.
“We certainly appreciate you investing not only in Clyde but in Sandusky County. Know that the Chamber is here to support your success. The Ambassadors here represent different businesses throughout Sandusky County, and they are here because they want you to succeed,” Simpson said just before Lucas and Lauren cut the red ribbon.