For the last 40 years Harry Bamburg has been the owner and operator of the Coushatta Dairy Queen. Several years ago, Harry turned over day-to-day operations to his son Trey. That all came to an end on July first when new owners took over.
Harry Bamburg is pictured with a recent award for 35 years with DQ. He wanted to thank his many loyal customers for their patronage all those years. He issued this thanks and farewell statement:
Today is a bittersweet day for me. I have been in the Starks/ Dairy Queen for 40 years. It all began with flipping burgers at Starks in 1980. I was blessed in 1983 to purchase Starks in Coushatta and we rebuilt the store in 1984. Then in 1986 we became Dairy Queen.
There have been many good times and many tough times as any restaurant owner can attest too. I thank God for all the blessings my family and I have received through the store. I thank all the employees who have worked for me through the years. I thank my son, Trey for all the work he has done managing after I retired. I thank all customers who have enjoyed our eats and treats.
The people who have bought the store have the resources to do many more things than a single operator could afford. I wish them all the best!
The Journal thanks Harry and Trey for being a loyal advertiser with the Journal. Harry Bamburg plans to remain active as Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and continue to enjoy his retirement from the restaurant business. We wish Harry and Trey well in their future endeavors.