Sani-Freeze returns to Auburn for 2016 football season

Published: August 22, 2016
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The Auburn Alumni Association, in partnership with Auburn University's College of Architecture, Design and Construction, has recreated the Sani-Freeze, an Auburn landmark known as "The Flush," on the front patio of the Auburn Alumni Center on College Street.

The Sani-Freeze, a local walk-up eatery that closed in 1993, was well known for ice cream treats–especially the upside-down banana split. During the 2016 football season, the Alumni Hospitality Tailgate, in partnership with O-Town Ice Cream, will serve sweet treats to alumni and fans starting three hours before kickoff, every home game. The tailgate for Auburn's home opener versus Clemson will open five hours before kickoff.

The founding family of Sani-Freeze will join the Auburn Alumni Association and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction for a public ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Auburn Alumni Center.

"The Auburn Alumni Association is pleased to provide our alumni with a special walk down memory lane through the recreation of the Sani-Freeze at our hospitality tailgates this fall," said Gretchen VanValkenburg, vice president of alumni affairs and executive director of the Auburn Alumni Association. "A special thanks to the McWhorter School of Building Science for their partnership in bringing this iconic landmark to life. This nostalgic experience is a reflection of the association's new strategic plan direction of diversifying programs and services to increase meaningful alumni engagement, as well as establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with our stakeholders."

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