Two eagles have embraced the idea of “leave it better than you found it” by starting a new business near campus.
Roommates Brentley Wells and Josh Flanders have recently begun selling snow cones near campus, not as a contribution to the Pi Kappa Philanthropy, as previously thought, but rather as the dawn of a new business.
“We started the business because I noticed people were driving to Oak Grove to go to Connie Cones, and I thought that was ridiculous to make such a long drive for a snow cone,” Wells said. “I’ve had Connie Cones and they are delicious, so I wanted to bring that closer to Southern. We are hoping to have a set location in the next two weeks and be set up for business over the summer and into the fall. Our plan is to name it Eagle Ice,” Wells said.
While the current profits are going toward paying off debts accrued to start the business, Wells said they hope to begin doing profit shares with any organization on campus as soon as they are able.
Both Wells and Flanders are very optimistic about the business. “From (the beginning) to now, it has been amazing how God has blessed us with what we have needed to get this snow cone business going,” Flanders said. “We are two students here at Southern who are just looking to sell a great product to help fund our college experience. We plan on having the best snow cones in town.”
Students seem to be excited about this new business as well. “I think it’s awesome to see students going out and making these businesses,” said sophomore Julia Montgomery. “Plus, with the hotter months coming, it would be a relief to have a snow cone stand closer to campus as well.”
Some students even have ideas about where Wells and Flanders should set up their stand. “They should go by the (Longleaf) Trace,” said freshman Gabrielle Chamoun. “All I ever want when I’m walking there is a snow cone.”
With Mississippi’s infamous summer heat rapidly approaching, many students agree that this stand is a great idea on the part of Wells and Flanders. Students will find that only during the summer months will it be OK to eat the yellow snow.