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Sumpter Lighting Contest


Hey Sumpter Friends….if decorating your house with holiday lights gets you in the mood for the Christmas season…why not enter the Sumpter Lighting Contest…..see details from our friends at the Sumpter Snowmobile Club below!

Originally posted on Sumpter Valley Blue Mountain Snowmobile Club:

Sumpter Lighting Contest

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Labor Day Flea Market 2013

we excited!

Awakenings: July: National ICE CREAM Month


Okay, so now that you all know it’s National Ice Cream month..what possbile excuse could you think of to not have an ice cream cone at the Scoop? :)

Originally posted on catnipoflife:

2013, Sharla Lee Shults

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Can’t believe I just learned recently July is National Ice Cream Month! It actually started back in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan recognized the impact eating ice cream has on 90% of the nation’s population. Now, how in the world do you think I missed that reason for celebration? One will surely never know!

With it being summertime, what better treat to cool the summer heat than ice cream! More than likely you can reflect back on your childhood days and remember the scream for ice cream! I know I surely can. Even with our own kids the sound of the ice cream truck coming down the street brought on giggles, laughter and scampering to see who could get there first!

Continued @Awakenings

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

So, what are you waiting for – an engraved invitation?…

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Poems for Memorial Day



Originally posted on Rumpydog:

Today we observe Memorial Day here in the US. The day is set aside to honor those who died in service to our country.




Just my opinion, but I think a fair measure of how we honor our fallen heroes is by how we treat those heroes who still are with us. Today I share two poems I wrote about our vets.

Old send young to fight.
Mothers bury their children.
The rest go shopping.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Coming home from war,
vets find more
stress awaits.
The suicide rates
are high.
Homelessness (please find a job)
Unemployment (please get some help)
Mental Illness (please apply for assistance).
Long waits for benefits, 
courtesy of the government.
But hey, here’s a free coffee.
Thanks for defending democracy!



Do you have a Memorial Day poem you’d like…

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Memorial Day 2013

While we enjoy this holiday weekend in Sumpter….please join us as we take pause to honor those who have given their lives and to those who currently serve our country so we can be free to enjoy this weekend!

God bless America and all those who serve……..


Sumpter Fun is just around the corner!


It’s spring – bet you already knew that :)

Not only is it great to be able to see our grass again…..but lots of good things are happening in Sumpter (more details later.) The next time you stop by, be sure to take a look at a few of our favorite photos from this winter on our photo wall! By the way, if you have a favorite photo of winter in Sumpter…you’re welcome to share it with us!

We had a blast in the snow this year…but it’s all gone now.   :( Time to put the snowmobiles and snowshoes away for a few months and turn our thoughts to life without snow.  Here in Sumpter….life without the white stuff means lots of new adventures!

You  may think it’s too early to start talking about summer…..until you take a look at the calendar!

Of course the first thing we would like to talk about is our hours!  Beginning in May, as with every year, we will once again be open for Dinner!  More details coming soon!

Next, the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area will be opening May 1st.  The dredge will be once again open to tours and the interpretive store will also be open. Friends of The Dredge will be holding it’s Annual Meeting April 13th and everyone is invited!  See details here.

The whistle will be blowing in Sumpter again when the historic steam train begins running in May as the Sumpter Valley Railroad opens it’s season May 24th during the Memorial Day Flea Market. See the 2013 train schedule here.

Speaking of Flea Markets, the first of three Flea Markets in Sumpter will be the Memorial Day Flea Market – May 24th – May 27th.  Learn more about Sumpter Flea Markets here.

So if old man winter locked has had you locked inside these past few months…..just break the door down and take a spring trip to Sumpter!

See a complete list of Sumpter Events here.

Merry Christmas!

We would like everyone to know that we will be closed on Christmas Day….but we’ll be back ready to serve you on Wed with our regular winter hours of 7 am – 2 pm.

Everyone here at the Scoop wishes you a very Merry Christmas!


Giving Thanks

We would like to pause to give thanks for all we have before this holiday season gets under way…….

We thank God for all we have and all our friends!

Just over 2 weeks left before we choose one lucky winner from our growing list of friends at Facebook!  We urge you to join our friends list so we don’t miss you!

If you’re already signed up….we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for becoming our friend!

Not sure what this is all about?  Get caught up with the contest that is going on at the Scoop by clicking here.

Welcome To Our New Home!

It’s been another great summer in Sumpter at the Scoop-N-Steamer!  It’s been long, hot, and fun!  As things start to wind down, we’ve finally been able to catch our breath and that’s when we realized that the Scoop-N-Steamer restaurant has been in business for almost 20 years! If you haven’t been to the Scoop-N-Steamer in a while, we would like to let you know that we have been working hard around here….for starters, we have added some new items to the menu you already love.  And this summer, we introduced milkshakes to go along with our list of famous hard ice cream at the Scoop-N-Steamer! Last year, we started serving beer and wine too. We are also proud to announce that we now have another Log Cabin to the Scoop-N-Steamer, which brings our total available Log Cabins for rent to Five. It’s a cozy cabin for two…you can learn all about it here.  With all these changes, we got to thinking that we would like to freshen our website up a bit too…We invite you to take a look around and let us know what you think! By the way, we are still working on our new home a little….but don’t let that stop you from taking a look around….. just be sure to come back soon!


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