Island Dairy Treat at 23 Island Ave. in Skowhegan is open from noon to 8 p.m. every day, until Oct. 3, according to owner Jason Curtis. The popular ice cream stand, opened in 1952, is shown in a photograph taken Wednesday night. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Sydney Curtis serves a customer Wednesday night at Island Dairy Treat at 23 Island Ave. in Skowhegan. The popular ice cream stand, which began in 1952, is open from noon to 8 p.m. every day, until Oct. 3, according to owner Jason Curtis. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Paige Witham, right, and Sydney Curtis share a laugh Wednesday night at Island Dairy Treat at 23 Island Ave. in Skowhegan. Begun in 1952, the ice cream stand is open from noon to 8 p.m. every day, until Oct. 3, according to owner Jason Curtis. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Owner Jason Curtis shows a 1955 photograph of Island Dairy Treat in Skowhegan on his cellphone Wednesday night, with the well-lighted ice cream stand in the distance. Begun in 1952, the popular stand is open from noon to 8 p.m. every day, until Oct. 3. Curtis, the seventh owner of the business at 23 Island Ave., says the stand has had only one location. He adds he has met many people through his ice cream stand, including a couple who returned for ice cream many years after having had their first date there in the 1970s. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo

Sydney Curtis serves a customer Wednesday night at Island Dairy Treat at 23 Island Ave. in Skowhegan. The business, which began in 1952, is open from noon to 8 p.m. every day, until Oct. 3, according to owner Jason Curtis. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel Buy this Photo