The Gridley Branch will be welcoming Cindy Higgins from the Kansas Humanities Council on November 10th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the soda fountains of Kansas. â€œMost every early Kansas pharmacy sooner or later installed a soda fountain stocked with sugar-laced tonics and fizzy cure-alls invented by the local pharmacist and served by a fast-moving, slang-talking soda jerk,â€ says KHC presenter Cindy Higgins.
There are still many people that partake in these enjoyable refreshments. â€œServing an updated menu, several soda fountains remain in Kansas today, and some nationwide offer innovative artisanal treats reminiscent of the fountainsâ€™ original offerings,â€ she says.
Join them to learn more about the history behind soda fountains of Kansas.