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Journal Java Journeys (Kemp’s version): ‘Almost as fantastic as Gayety’s’


Photos submitted by Wilma Straatman

LANSING, Ill. (July 27, 2023) – “The Lansing Journal seemed to be my good luck charm in Walker, Minnesota, at the local Super One grocery store,” wrote Wilma Straatman.

“Imagine my surprise when I not only found coffee ice cream, but Kemp’s Caribou Coffee Java Chunk,” wrote Wilma Straatman after her trip to the grocery store in Walker, Minnesota. “Almost as fantastic as Gayety’s Lansing Journal Java Chip homemade ice cream. What a score!!” (Photos: Chris Straatman, “my NY son”)

Available only in Lansing

Here in Lansing there is no shortage of Journal Java Chip ice cream! It’s available at Gayety’s (3306 Ridge Road), and for every Journal Java Chip purchase Gayety’s will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Lansing Journal. It’s a delicious way to support two local businesses.

Send us your Journeys photos

Take a photo of yourself with The Lansing Journal or with our Journal Java Chip ice cream at Gayety’s. Email your photos to [email protected] and tell us:

  1. Where you are
  2. The names of any people in the photo
  3. 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.