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Heads Full of Lightning

A Look at Some Bright Ideas Lit by Sun Valley’s Young People

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Love Your Sweet Life

Toni’s Sun Valley Ice Cream Co.

War. Recession. Unemployment. Just when it seems like we’re plunged into gloom where the depths are their darkest, there is a cure that will rub out all our symptoms if not the whole disease. Something that brings to mind summer vacations, Sunday drives and lazy days where the smiles are as long as the grass is green.

Ask kids, and they will tell you that that something is ice cream.

Are there no sweeter words in the English language, no words more musical to all children, everywhere, than ice cream?

Originally from Washington state, 34-year-old Toni Bogue (née, Deskins) has been making children happy by hand-making her own ice cream for the last eight years as the owner of the Sun Valley Ice Cream Company. Prior to that, she was a bartender, a gardener, a nanny. She ran a summer camp for kids and assisted first-grade teachers at The Community School. She says she did anything she could to find a way to make her new life work in her adopted hometown.

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