One of those things to look forward to along with the warm weather is the opening of Romps’ Dairy Dock on Liberty Avenue (U. S. Route 6).
As you can see in the above ad at the top of this post, back in 1965 the popular soft serve ice cream stand was part of the Dairy Queen system. The ad appeared in the Vermilion Photojournal on March 31, 1965 – 55 years ago today.
Romp’s has been a favorite topic on this blog since I moved to Vermilion.
I posted an interesting 1963 article about the history of Romp’s here, as well as a Grand Opening ad for the Dairy Queen from June 1964 here. Romps’s also made it into this article about the flooding that took place back in January 1959.
Anyway, whenever Romp’s Dairy Dock does open this year, it will be a pleasant sight indeed.