Anchorage, Alaska, Aug 6, 2018 / 15:30 pm
An Alaskan man is using his Anchorage-based ice cream shop as an extension of the Catholic faith, supporting the local community's spiritual and economic needs as well as its sweet tooth.
Rich Owens is the owner of Tastee Freez located at Jewel Lake in Anchorage. The shop has become something of a mentorship program for the area's youth, and Owens has a strong sense of giving back to his community.
"I think that being raised in the church aims us in the right direction," Owens told the Catholic Anchor.
"We learned from watching our mom and dad that this is the way that you live your life," he said. "This is the rule, not the exception."