Meet ‘Tie Dye Ice Cream Man,’ Spruce Grove’s teenaged entrepreneur

Since final summer time, a Spruce Grove, Alta., teen has been carving out a distinct segment for himself with an entrepreneurial enterprise. It is a budding younger enterprise that is been gaining extra recognition each week.

Round his neighbourhood, 16-year-old Harding Garratt is thought by one other title: Tie Dye Ice Cream Man.

A few occasions per week, Garratt takes his classic Dickie Dee’s ice cream bike for a spin – to promote frozen treats to anybody who needs them.

“I get lots of people asking the place I received it from,” the Grade 10 pupil informed CTV Information Edmonton from outdoors his home, “asking numbers, how outdated I’m.”

It is an occupation {the teenager} comes by actually.

“We had been shopping for ice cream,” stated Garratt, “and my mother went on an enormous, ‘Again in my day we used to have the Dickie Dees man come round,’ after which she stated, ‘We should always get a kind of for you.'”

However discovering his classic Dickie Dees ice cream bike wasn’t really easy.

“It took an extended, very long time,” stated Garratt. “We went by way of a bunch of  steps to search out it.”

Because of a $4,000 mortgage from his mother and father, the teenager was in a position to buy his bike from an internet public sale in Thorhild, Alta.

They then had the relic restored to its former glory.

Garratt says he has since managed to repay the debt owed to his mother and pop.

Now that he is absolutely permitted by the town and likewise insured, the Tie Dye Ice Cream Man makes use of social media to announce his upcoming routes.

Tie Dye Ice Cream Guy

Whereas the neighbourhood youngsters might reap some icy, candy rewards from the 16-year-old’s entrepreneurial spirit, Garratt admits he will get so much out of it too.

“It is good train,” he stated. “It is a terrific job. I can not consider a single higher job that I’d quite have.” 

The younger ice cream man says he plans to ramp up his companies this summer time, with the purpose of incomes sufficient cash to purchase himself a distinct trip.

“I will get a automobile,” he stated. 

The teenaged entrepreneur says he’ll proceed his ice cream enterprise for “a few years” previous highschool with the hopes the enterprise will assist fund one other ardour of his. 

“Throughout that point I will be working towards making garments, designing, sketching figures – till that is adequate to promote to the purpose the place I can slowly section out the ice cream.”

Till then, his self-appointed job of neighbourhood ice cream man will simply need to do.

“Why would not I need to be an ice cream man?” stated Garratt. “It sounds nice.”

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