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Eckels' Ice Cream on Jubilee Day
I came home this week with Oma, so I've been seeing a lot of my friends in Dillllsburg! Teresa and I wanted to go to Eckels' Ice Cream, a really neat place we found over Christmas break a few months ago. It's in Mechanicsburg, which is where Oma spend a lot of her childhood...she used to work in a beauty salon a few blocks away. When I mentioned that Teresa and I were going to go to Eckels', she told me that she used to go there sometimes in the 1930s with girls she worked with! They're open Thursdays through Sundays, so I had to wait until Thursday to go...and I didn't realize it til that morning when Mom told me, but that was Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg. I had only been to Jubilee Day once, and I was really scared of it...it's the largest one day street fair in America or on the East Coast or something like that, but I went when I was ten, and I didn't like the copious amounts of people...I just remember being small and stuck in between large people so I couldn't ever walk anywhere. I was expecting it to be grossly-crowded again, but it was actually pretty fun! I got a bunch of neat shots of people on Main Street outside of Eckels', and of course I got shots of the inside of Eckels'. They were a drug store and an ice cream parlor, so now they have an antique pharmacy museum in the back of the store. Also, a scene for the movie Girl, Interrupted, was shot at Eckels'. If you've seen the movie, it's the one where Whoopi Goldberg takes the girls to get ice cream, and they torment the customers inside. So, along with all of the pharmacy memorabilia in the store, there is also a lot of Girl, Interrupted memoribilia!
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From:  Julie
Added:  February 23, 2007
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