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A sweet time

New food wagon features homemade ice cream, pastries

Staff writer

Madison Vinduska, a self-admitted sweets lover, started her business, Scoops and Sweets, last year, but this year she and her husband, Mark, are taking her show on the road.

Mark’s parents are Eugene and Angie Vinduska.

Madison’s are Robin and John Dicks of Marion.

Madison sells premium, homemade ice cream and sweets chosen for the day out of a food trailer.

The trailer made its premier June 19 next to Bill and Essie’s BBQ on Main St. and returned for a second appearance Sunday.

That location will be the scene of frequent visits to Marion.

“We’re renting that lot,” Madison said.

For now, the Vinduskas plan to be there two days a week, then work their way up to more days to meet customer demand.

In preparation for Sunday, she spent Saturday making 13 gallons of ice cream.

She always will have vanilla and chocolate plus two to three additional flavors.

“I don’t see us exceeding six flavors at a time,” she said.

Together, the Vinduskas’ ice cream and sweets offer “delight in every bite,” she said.

“We’re still playing around with hours and what flavors and treats the customers love best,” she said.

She also is known for her lemon loaf and scones.

As summer gives way to fall and winter, Madison expects to sell less ice cream and more baked goods.

She has sold pastries and baked goods for years.

On the 19th, the waiting line wrapped clear to the corner of 4th and Main Sts., staying that long most of the time the trailer was open.

Sunday, the couple was able to move 350 customers through the line more quickly so people could get out of triple-digit heat.

Madison is particularly glad to bring something to Marion that lets people congregate


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on Main St. the way people did when she was growing up.

“I think my favorite part was that growing up, we had kids downtown,” she said. “This gives people a reason to gather downtown and have fun.”

One end of the trailer is covered with greenery. People can pose there for selfies with their kids and their ice cream, Madison said.

Mark converted the trailer to make it work for their business.

“He’s so supporting,” she said. “We bought the trailer, and he completely rebuilt the whole thing. He helps me in all my endeavors. I am extremely blessed to have the husband that I do.”

Last modified June 27, 2024