It’s late summer and the temperatures are rising. If you’re looking for ways to stay cool while the temperatures hit the high 90’s, then we’ve got some great ideas for you.
#1 Turn on the sprinkler and run through it!
This oldie but goodie is a summertime classic in the lower MS Delta. So go on, turn on some tunes, put on some sun screen, turn on the sprinkler, and go have some fun in the sun!
#2 Stop by Chuck’s Dairy Bar for a scoop of ice cream or a delicious milk shake
On a hot summer day, the frosty treats at Chuck’s will hit the spot. You can choose from old-fashioned ice cream sundaes, milk shakes, frosted cokes, or ice cream cones.
#3 Stop in at the Stop and Shop for a gallon of ice cream
Maybe you want to share your ice cream or just want to indulge in your favorite flavor. The Stop and Shop has lots of choices, so stop in, pick up a spoon, and stop under your favorite shade tree to enjoy this tasty summer treat.
#4 Go for a swim in the Rolling Fork City pool
This pool is great for cooling off during these hot August days. Jump in and enjoy the water at the City Park on Highway 61.
#5 Read a book in the Library
Maybe you’d like a quiet afternoon reading your favorite book. The Sharkey-Issaquena County Library is a great place to catch up on the local news, read a magazine, or find the perfect light summer reading to curl up with in a quiet, air-conditioned seat.
#6 Grab a slush or a shake at Bumper’s Drive-In
Summertime just screams for an ice-cold slush, and Bumper’s has all the flavors and hand-mixed milkshakes and ice cream treats too! If you’re looking for a little 1950’s drive-in nostalgia with your favorite cool treats, load up the car and beat the heat at Bumpers.
#7 Rehydrate at the Double Quick
The thermometer may be breaking in to the high 90’s but some of us are still out running, playing, and biking in spite of the heat. If you’re out enjoying the great outdoors, you can refresh and rehydrate with a water or Gatorade at the local Double Quick (and enjoy the AC while you’re at it!).
#8 Get a delicious low-cal shake or tea from Rollin Nutrition
If you want a tasty cool treat that’s a little on the lighter side, check out the low-cal shakes and ice-cold flavored teas at Rollin Nutrition on Walnut Street. There are so many fruity flavors to choose from. Kids can enjoy a special mermaid, Nemo, Barbie, or Captain America drink full of electrolytes and made just for them.
#9 Pop into the Visitors’ Center to cool down and watch a video about Rolling Fork
From Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can drop in to the Visitor’s Center on Walnut Street and learn about the history of Rolling Fork and the Delta. Site down, relax, and enjoy one of the wonderful vignettes narrated by Walt Grayson, highlight the early history, agriculture, blues, 1927 flood, civil war, and culture of Rolling Fork.
#10 Shop local businesses to cool down and find some summer specials
Stop in to some of our local shops and you’ll find some summer deals while enjoying the AC. Downtown has several boutiques and shops that are great for hunting down last minute summer specials and back-to-school necessities.
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