BRENHAM - Blue Bell Creameries celebrates another birthday Sunday, and the State of Texas is recognizing the contributions of the business.
The Brenham-based company, set to celebrate its 107th anniversary, received a proclamation Friday from Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry. Blue Bell CEO/President Paul Kruse accepted the honor at the company headquarters.
“Blue Bell is one of many companies we can proudly say started right here in the Lone Star State, and I am thrilled to help celebrate more than a century of Blue Bell bringing a little extra sweetness to Texas,” Secretary Berry said in a statement. "We're proud that companies start here and prouder that they choose to stay here. Texas remains, as she always has, wide open for business."
Kruse noted Blue Bell is the third best-selling branded ice cream in the U.S. and available in 23 states, "but we never forget that we started out as a small coalition of creameries in Brenham."