Nonprofit shaved ice stand promotes financial literacy, college for its employees

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By Carla Hinton Staff Writer chinton@oklahoman.comRed wild cherry-flavored syrup trickling down over a large cup of shaved ice is a chilly treat to beat the heat. The sweet indulgence is doing its part to keep Plaza District visitors cool and refreshed — but there's more this summer. The icy treats are part of the twofold mission of the new nonprofit Sasquatch Shaved Ice stand at 1700 NW 16. Opened in June by Whitley and Ranya O'Connor, the stand was designed to offer affordable desserts while employing high school students who live in the Classen Ten Penn neighborhood, south of the Plaza District. The O'Connors said the snowcone stand hopes to propel its young employees to their high school graduation and college dreams.Read more on NewsOK.com
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