Griffin: Yarnell’s Closing is ‘Terrible News’

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after learning the news of Searcy-based Yarnell’s Ice Cream Company’s decision to cease operations:

 “This is terrible news for the employees and their families who count on Yarnell’s for their livelihood, for the Yarnell family who made their last name an iconic symbol of quality ice cream and for all Arkansans who have grown accustomed to opening the freezer to see Yarnell’s ice cream waiting to be enjoyed.  This is another reminder of how far we have to go to get our economy turned around and how important it is to enact policies that encourage private sector job growth.”