A new ice cream shop has opened on East Avenue in Cedartown, and the Chamber of Commerce was out cutting the ribbon on Tuesday morning to showcase all the flavors and tasty treats they have at Eden Ice Cream & More.

The Chamber joined with Eden co-owner Jesica Perez, staff and city officials on Tuesday morning, May 30 to cut the ribbon at the ice cream shop that has been serving customers since earlier this spring.

Rooted deep in her faith, Perez opened Eden with her single mom at the age of 23 with a purpose: to serve the community with tasty treats. The name comes from Genesis, and is for Perez a way to let customers know what they believe.

“We wanted the name to represent something in the Bible,” she said. “The name – from the entrance to inside – we wanted people to know we are a faith-based business.”

She opened officially three months ago at 1136 East Ave., Cedartown. Tuesday’s ribbon cutting marked their anniversary since they began serving earlier in the spring.

“We started off with just ice cream, but we’ve been slowly adding more items to the menu,” she said. “We offer items like Mexican snacks. We’ve been adding items slowly over the past few months, but our menu is pretty much complete.”

Hours are for the moment opening at noon Tuesdays through Saturdays, with closing times at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is 2 to 8 p.m. at the moment. Perez said they close early on Tuesdays for church night, and open late on Sundays for services as well.

Perez said her goal is to figure out hours that work best for her customers as the summer goes along. Additionally, she working to form a youth group that will meet on Wednesday nights. She’ll have an announcement forthcoming for those plans in the near future.

Those who want to check out Eden can see their Facebook, or if you don’t want to wait in large lines you can call in an order to 678-901-0985. There’s additionally a drive thru for the Ice Cream Shop as well.

Perez said most importantly, she wants customers to know that her faith translates to all parts of the business.

“From the beginning, that’s what we wanted to stand out from other businesses,” she said. “It’s not for us. I always put ‘we’re here to serve you’ because that’s our purpose. Us being on earth is to serve each other, to help each other out. We are here to serve everybody, and we love everybody.”

Anyone interested in joining the chamber can visit polkgeorgia.com for more information or contact Executive Director Marianne Wood at director@polkgeorgia.com.

Photos for this article were courtesy of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. – KtE

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