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Journal Java Journeys: Former Mayor Norm Abbott


Photo submitted by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (May 28, 2023) – Although Mayor Norm Abbott has been out of office since 2017, he still enjoys supporting Lansing businesses and touching base with the owners. During a recent visit to Gayety’s, he ordered two scoops of ice cream and agreed to make one of them a Journal Java Chip.

Mayor Norm Abbott
Former Lansing Mayor Norm Abbott (right) took a break from his chores and agreed to try Journal Java Chip ice cream. He said he liked it. (Selfie: Melanie Jongsma)

Thank you, Norm Abbott!

Anytime you buy Journal Java Chip at Gayety’s Ice Cream, they will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Lansing Journal. It’s a delicious way to support two local businesses.

And anytime you take your photo with Journal Java Chip or next to one of the three Journal Java Chip posters at Gayety’s, we’ll publish it as part of our Journal Journeys feature. Bonus points if you get the ice cream and the poster in the same photo!

Email your photos to [email protected] and tell us:

  1. The names of any people in the photo
  2. The name of the person who took the photo

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.