When the shaved ice place opened up next to Afton Station we had high hopes for it. It is actually on our property, which we kindly let them use thinking it would bring business to Afton. Well, in order to sell shaved ice cones, you have to open up occasionally. This didn't really happen. Their hours were very short (about 3 hours a day, if at all), and lately they haven't been open at all. Now, the "For Sale" sign has gone up on the building. For $8,500 or best offer, it can be yours. I still feel that it could be a profitable concern if open during the hottest parts of the day in the summer, particularly on weekdays when a lot of truckers and other workers are going past. It also needs some picnic tables next to it, and a large Route 66 shield, always guaranteed to attract Route 66 travelers. So, if anyone is feeling entrepreneurial, let me know. I have the phone number of the current owner.
The folks from Edmond, OK were the daughter of the current Afton mayor and her husband, both of whom grew up in Afton and came back just to take a walk around town.
The little girl from Mt. Calm, TX made a bee line for the pressed penny machine.
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/25259 will show you a few photos of the neat place.