After graduating high school in 2015, Blake and his parents met Tim Harris (of Tim’s Big Heart Foundation) at a gala. Thanks to inspiration from Tim, they opened Blake’s Snow Shack in May of 2016. The biggest surprise for all of them has been the overwhelming response from people near and far—with some customers driving three and four hours to come see Blake and try some of their most popular snow cone flavors . . . including the hands-down favorite . . . Dill Pickle!
Best thing about owning your own shop? "Meeting people. Going cool places."
Hardest thing? "Long hours."
Favorite things to do at your shop? "Putting out chairs. Pouring snow cones. Talking to people."
Favorite snow cone flavor? "Blue Coconut"
What makes you happiest? "My mom. Friends. Seeing people."
What does Down syndrome mean to you? "I’m going to D.C.!" (This April, Blake and his family will travel to D.C., where NDSS will award the very first Blake Pyron Entrepreneurship Scholarship!)