Story and photo By Kaela Schommer

Kinga’s Video and Ice Cream, Big
Sky’s first soft serve ice cream shop,
is providing a new summer treat for
Big Sky.
The video store, formerly known
as Wilson’s Video, was owned for
seven years by Rodney and Deborah
Wilson. When Curt and Kinga
Wilson moved to Big Sky to be closer
to family, they bought the store from
Curt’s brother, Rodney. Curt and
Kinga officially took over the store in
April of 2008. Kinga had some ideas
to improve the store, one being a
name change to Kinga’s Video and Ice
Cream, which is currently in motion.
The ice cream portion of the store has
been up and running for a while, but
to get the word out, owners Kinga
and Curt Wilson are hosting a grand
opening Aug. 6 and 7 from noon to 8
p.m. They will not only be selling ice
cream and renting videos, they also
will have some great new promotions
and sales.
During the grand opening, all resurfaced
DVDs and VHS tapes will be
on sale for $5. Other merchandise
will be 20 percent off. This merchandise
includes collector Barbies
that help provide the shop’s special
atmosphere. There will also be movie
posters for sale from up to seven years
ago.
This summer, taste a local favorite:
the Snizzard. Snizzards are the invention
of King, and mix the best of both
words: candy and ice cream.
Customers can pick their own marriage
of candy and ice in this delicious
treat. Try one of the many specialty
Snizzards such as the Willow, the
Emi, the Chaos Cat, the Strawberry
Shortcake, the Ray, the Annika or the
Momma Cat. The best-known specialty
Snizzard is the Willow, named
after Kinga’s most prized cat.
The Willow is chocolate and vanilla
ice cream mixed with heath bar and
peanut butter cups, drizzled with
chocolate and caramel. The ice cream
is then layered in the cup with caramel
sauce. Topped off with whipped
cream and sprinkles.
The new Golden Ticket promotion
will also be starting up grand opening
weekend. One ticket will be placed in
a movie randomly picked from each
genre. The ticket inside will be worth
a free medium ice cream cone for
the renter of that movie. The tickets
will be moved every month. Kinga’s
employees might even give out one
or two word hints as to where the
tickets are hidden. Unlike the other
promotions, this will continue after
the grand opening weekend. Kinga’s
also fixes scratches on CDs, and
DVDs for only one dollar.
Don’t forget to “Like” Kinga’s Video
and Ice Cream on Facebook.
Kaela Schommer is a cub reporter for
the Big Sky Weekly.

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