This coming Saturday, the Dairy Queen located on 1235 Dogwood Drive will give more to Rockdale in the form of a thank you to the whole community during customer appreciation day.
The restaurant, which has been family owned in the same location since 1989 and was the first food establishment in Conyers, will welcome the public for half-off ice cream, fun and activities starting at noon on April 16.
The day will start with a dunking booth featuring Conyers Mayor Randy Mills and Rockdale County Commissioner Janice Van Ness. The cost is $1 for two balls and all proceeds will go to the Conyers/Rockdale Art Council.
Following the dunking booth will be a “Man vs. Food” style competition where contestants from each of the three high schools will face off and eat as much of a “monster-sized” banana split as they can in five minutes. Participants are Kurt Peters of Salem High, Marion Hanahan of Heritage High and Jerrid Harris of Rockdale High.
The day will continue with a visit by Dairy Queen’s cone mascot and Elvis performances and 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“We talked over ways to thank our customers and we came up with a day of customer appreciation to thank the community,” store owner and manager Keish Momin said.
Momin, a Pine Street Elementary, Conyers Middle School and Heritage High School graduate, took over the store from his parents in 2005, keeping it in the Rockdale community.
Previously the only Dairy Queen in Conyers has hosted spirit nights, but made a whole day of appreciation for this year’s event.
Momin said that despite it’s difficult entrance on Dogwood Dr, people still come to Dairy Queen, “more as fans than customers.”