By Martha Jacob
The Brown County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 5 welcoming the new Dairy Queen to Mt. Orab. Dave McCullum who helps supervise the business side of Dairy Queens, for owners Keith and Carol Chambers, introduced everyone who was in attendance of the event. “This is our second Dairy Queen opening this year and we have plans on building a couple more,” Keith Chambers said. “We’re really going to like being out here in Brown County. and we feel quite confident about our potential here.” During its soft opening in May, the Dairy Queen didn’t charge for the first couple of days. It allowed customers, instead of paying, to donate to two different causes, including the Historical Society and the “Shop With A Cop” program in Brown County. Following the introductions, McCullum presented a check for $450 to Ned Lodwick, president of the Brown County Historical Society. Mt. Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount accepted a check for $3,750 on behalf of the Shop With A Cop program. Chief Mount said that eight years ago when the program started in Brown County, the first year they had two families involved, this year more than 60 families will be represented at a cost of nearly $35,000. He thanked Chambers for the donation. Chambers and his wife volunteered to help with the Shop With A Cop this year and even suggested maybe offering ice cream to the kids involved at the end of the day. The new Mt. Orab Dairy Queen is located across from the Mt. Orab Food Court on Leninger Street.