A Scottsbluff institution has been celebrating their 50th year in the community with special deals for diners and an open house this week.
The Dairy Queen on 27th street opened their doors March 15, 1971, and has seen a variety of changes over the years.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the last name of the family that has owned and operated the local franchise, with Joe Ostry starting the business, which is now mainly the responsibility of his two daughters.
Ostry tells KNEB News he’s very proud of the support from the community over the years, and how the local DQ has been a gathering spot for generations. “People come here and share their experience, they bring their families with them, and it’s just very heart-warming, it’s nice to see that,” said Ostry. “And then, to see grandparents bring their grandchildren in… it’s beyond description, and very gratifying.”
Thursday, the business celebrated with items for just 50 cents, the same price for their opening special five decades ago.
Friday, it was special cake, hand-shakes and smiles from friends and acquaintances for Joe, his daughter Yvonne and the entire family at the local DQ.