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Tuesday, 15 June 2021

"Special Neat Treats" family business teaches valuable lesson

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'Special Neat Treats' family business teaches valuable lesson
"Special Neat Treats" family business teaches valuable lesson

Joel and Freida Wegener are the parents of 10 kids, two of which have down syndrome.

Joel and Freida have looked for ways to include their kids, Mary and Josh, in the family business, so they bought the ice cream truck called “Special Neat Treats.” All the prices are in even amounts to make counting change easier.

They go to neighborhoods in Loveland and the surrounding area but also are available for birthday parties and special events.

NEW AT 11 - THERE'S A NEW ICECREAM TRUCK IN TOWN AND IT'SSERVING UP MORE THAN JUSTSOMETHING SWEET TO EAT.THE FAMILY RUN BUSINESS ISTEACHING SOME VALUABLELESSONS.THE TRUCK IS CALLED "SPECIALNEAT TREATS." JOEL WEGENER HAS10 KIDS - TWO OF THEM - MARYAND JOSH - HAVE DOWNSYNDROME.

HE WANTED A WAY TOINCLUDE THEM AND GIVE THEMSOME WORK EXPERIENCE... SO HEBOUGHT AN ICE CREAM TRUCK.JoelWegenerI want them to learnsome things as far as moneyand cashing out things andalso interacting with people."HE SAYS SO FAR THE RESPONSEFROM THE COMMUNITY ISOVERWHELMING.

WEGENER SAYS HEHOPES THAT THIS ICE CREAMTRUCK SERVES AS AN INSPIRATIONAND RAISES AWARENESS ABOUTDOWN SYNDROME.JoelWegenerthey will see mary andjosh working in the backgroundworking and it sparks someconversations with people andI hope by all this and youcoming to talk to with me itwill encourage special needsof all types to find somethingtodo.YOU CAN FIND SPECIAL NEATTREATS DRIVING THROUGHNEIGHBORHOODS IN LOVELAND.BUT THE TRUCK ALSO DOESBIRTHDAY PARTIES AND OTHERPRIVATE EVENTS.

YOU CAN FINDMORE ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE"SPECIAL NEATTREATS."IF YOU'RE LOOKING FORSOMETHING TO DO WITH MOM THISMOTHER'S DAY - CHECK OUT ARTON VINE.

IT RETURNS TOFOUNTAIN SQUARE THIS WEEKEND.

.MORE THAN 80 LOCAL VENDORSWILL BE THERE SELLINGBOUTIQUE ART, POTTERY,PHOTOGRAPHY AND MORE.MASKS AREREQUIRED AND BOOTHS WILL BESOCIALLY DISTANCED.IT STARTSAT NOON ON MOTHER'S DAY....WITH A FULL LOOK AT THE 9FIRST WARNING FORECAST.Wet weather continues tonightbefore cold air comes into theTri-State.

Temps drop to themid 30s by daybreak.

A FrostAdvisory is out through 10am.While chilly, Saturday bringsmostly sunny skies asincreasing clouds make usmostly cloudy by dinnertime.We have a chance for Saturdaynight showers, but heavy rainis set for Sunday.We get wetalmost right from the start ofSunday.

Heavy rain willaccount for an inch of rain,or more.

We also will see afew thunderstorms too.

Highswill be in the 60s.Next weekstays dry and cool as well.TONIGHTScattered rainChancestormsLow: 37SATURDAYMostlySunnyIncreasing afternooncloudsHigh: 61SATURDAY NIGHTIsolated showersMostly cloudyLow: 46SUNDAYRainHeavy at timesFew thunderstorms likelyHigh:65

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