Owner Kristin Formolo became a bit emotional Friday when looking around and the crowd gathered for a ribbon cutting for , an idea that took "about a thousand emails" between her and Muskego Parks Director Craig Anderson, but about a month between its approval and grand opening.
The weather cooperated in a big way, being hot enough to enjoy the full complement of resources at Idle Isle Park, but not so hot that the ice cream melted too fast.
Acknowledging many partnerships along the way, including the help of aldermen, the parks department, and other businesses, Formolo cut the ribbon as anxious kisd awaited the first scoops of ice cream.
Pizza Hut also came out to serve up free slices of pizza, and later Jimmy Johns would do the same for the supper crowd. Muskego Public Library held a storytime at 2 p.m. and there was even a little 'floral flair' from Leaves Floral, also a recently opened business.
Island Ice Cream will be open daily from 12 to 8 p.m., serving ice cream, cold soda, snacks and more in the weeks to come.