To visit Pargny’s was a treat beyond description. This was a confectionery shop located on Main Street from (circa) 1893 to 1924, with m Pargny as the Major-domo.

Everything sold was of the highest class and quality: the ice cream, sherbets and candies were made by the owners from the purest ingredients. A modern soda fountain served delectable concoctions not found elsewhere one known as the “76” is described as a sort of upside-down chocolate sundae.

Pargny’s was a familiar name to every citizen in Henderson: children could buy candy with their pennies, young people went to see and be seen, adults enjoyed the confections and felt safe to have their youngsters there.


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