By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sundry Seeks State Recognition


February 26, 2020

Forrest Hershberger

Mindy Berhagen puts the finishing touches, a generous portion of peanuts, on a Tin Roof Sundae at the Potter Sundry. The State Legislature is considering a proposal Thursday designating the Tin Roof as the state's official ice cream sundae.

Every community has its history. There are museums and there are informal collectors who have living museums off the main road.

And there is living history a community refuses to let die. That is the story of the Potter Sundry and the Tin Roof Sundae.

According to, the Tin Roof Sundae was created in 1916. The "lab" was the Potter Drug Co., owned by Jame Earl Thayer. The designer of the slathering concoction of chocolate and vanilla ice creams, chocolate syrup, peanuts and marshmallow cream spilling over the sides of a soda fountain glass, is Harold Dean "Pinky" Thayer. Pinky w...

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Reader Comments(1)

Arouranmoon47 writes:

Best place ever. Potter days is the best time to get one!


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