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Young entrepreneur opens second business

Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 5:16 PM EDT
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DARIEN, Ga. (WTOC) - A young, Darien entrepreneur recently opened his second business - this one for anyone with a sweet tooth.

We introduced you to Will Howell two years ago, as he launched his online tie store. Howell has a disability, but refuses to let it stop him from being a business owner.

Sweet Snow has been open for six weeks now, and Will Howell and his family are so happy the community is coming out to support his new business.

Will Howell has cerebral palsy, and like many people, the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on him.

“The toughest part was isolation for Will. He thrives on being around people. My husband actually had the idea, let’s try something brick and mortar, and something that brings a lot of joy and happiness,” said Will’s mom Melanie Howell.

And that’s how Will’s second business Sweet Snow got started. It’s a small concession trailer located off Highway 17 serving several flavors of shaved ice.

You can even add an extra sweet treat, like candy on top.

For Will’s parents, seeing Will give out menus, sort the money and hand out the snow cones, it brings a smile to their faces.

“We’re proud that he’s so proud of himself, and that he enjoys and just shrieks. He’s so happy to see everyone.”

Sweet Snow is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. You can also find them on Facebook.

You may notice a donation bottle for AMBUCS at Sweet Snow. AMBUCS has been inspiring mobility and independence for people with different abilities since 1941.

And a Brunswick bank needs your help raising money for the organization.

Will Howell who opened the food truck is one of the organization’s clients. AMBUCS is able to provide him, and hundreds of other kids and adults, with an Amtryke.

With the public’s help, the organization can provide even more help to those in need.

“It gives a freedom that some people have never had and some people can regain. This is an opportunity for Will to go down the road, ride down the road with that freedom. If you ask anybody in Darien, they can tell you they’ve seen Will on his tryke, and it’s quite amazing,” said branch manager Ellis Tucker.

So far, Tucker has raised more than $400 for the organization. The fundraiser wraps up at the end of this month.

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