One of the best sounds of the summer is the unmistakable tinkling music of an ice cream truck rolling through your neighborhood. If this is something your kids (and you) look forward to every day when it's hot outside, unfortunately, I have some bad news to share with you.

On Thursday Coley's Cooler posted a very heartfelt message on Facebook announcing to their fans all over Winnebago and Boone Counties that they will not be reopening this summer...

After 9 years of serving in Boone and Winnebago counties, Coley's Cooler ice cream trucks will not be reopening this summer. It has been a fantastic ride along the way! We will absolutely treasure the wonderful memories of driving through neighborhoods and seeing the joy on the kid's faces, some even jumping for joy with anticipation, as we turned onto each street. Thank you for letting us be a part of your summer evenings, birthday parties, company picnics, weddings and so many other celebrations. We are truly grateful for your patronage over the years!

We started Coley's Cooler for our children who needed a summer job in high school and early college years. The crazy things you do for your kids…Haha! Now they are all grown up. Our oldest, Nicole "Coley", is married and starting a family of her own. We are looking forward to our next job title as “Grandparents”…eta July 2020! Our son, Michael, has graduated college and currently lives in Florida. We admit, he is our excuse for frequent “weekend getaways” to go visit him! Our youngest, Rachel, will graduate from college this spring with a double bachelor’s degree. Finally after 20 years of juggling school schedules, it will come to a bitter-sweet end.

Many thanks to all of our employees we have had over the years…but especially Angelica Hall. She has been with us from the beginning and has managed our fleet of trucks solo the past few seasons. We appreciate all the hours, phone calls, emails, late nights and long weekends you have devoted to Coley’s Cooler!

But most importantly, we THANK YOU, our customers, friends, and families for supporting us! We hope you have enjoyed our ice cream trucks as much as we have. This was a difficult decision to make, but we will still see you all around town and most likely at our business Automotive Solutions.

We wish you all a wonderful summer!
Tom, Sherry and the Abraham Family


Thanks for the fun summer memories, and the delicious frozen treats, Coley's Cooler. Enjoy your well-deserved free time this summer!

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