Dairy Depot open for 2019 season

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Loves Park, IL (WIFR) -- It’s the first day of the 2019 season for a Loves Park ice cream staple.

Dairy Depot kicked off its 35th season with some new improvements and of course, ice cream. A part of beautification projects in memory of former owner John Elliott Jr., who passed away in June of 2018, is a new mural on the side of the building.

Besides the visual updates, the stand has added dole whips to the menu; a dairy free, gluten free soft serve.

"I think the best part about Dairy Depot is that it's less about the ice cream and more about the sense of community that is created here,” said John Elliott’s daughter Tonya Lamia. “It's a walk up window, outdoor community spots where family and friends spend quality time together."