A Goody Soda Story.
We were contacted by Leilani (Olson) Davis, who shared a story about her father, Donald Olson…
“Our dad worked for Northside Beverage as a distributor for Goody Root Beer during the late 40’s and 50’s. He built a pop stand for us so we could sell the Goody Pop at the fairs they held at North Commons Park during the summer months. I believe we sold the pop for 10 cent tickets. We had a couple of 198 gallon steel tanks, filled to the brim
with ice and all the flavors that Goody offered. My favorite was the Goody Root Beer. When the ticket box started getting full, us kids would help ourselves to the tickets and use them for the Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and other rides at the fair. Dad never made much money with that stand, but we made a lot of good memories and had a lot of fun.”
All the Olson kids – Working the ”Pop Stand” – Rusty, Bonnee, Lorraine (waving), Leilani, Baby Zelle, Rocco & Mother (Susie). The Olson sisters today – Zelle, Leilani, Lorraine and Bonnee.