Ages: Amanda is 17, a junior at Brainerd High School, while her brother, Tyler, is 15 and a ninth-grader at BHS South Campus.
Family: The siblings are the children of Mike and Tina Jay of Southeast Brainerd. They have seven other siblings: Sarah, 30; Angie, 27; Jason, 27; Cory, 23; Shaylea, 19; Ali, 14; and Caitlyn, 12.
Work: Both siblings sell ice cream on bicycles around Brainerd. Their father started the family business, Sweet Memories Ice Cream Sales, five years ago as a way for his children to help pay for college. They also can be found selling ice cream treats during the Fourth of July and other summer events. This is Amanda's third summer selling ice cream and Tyler's second summer.
Tyler Jay, 15, and his sister, Amanda, 17, rode their ice cream bicycles through their southeast Brainerd neighborhood. The siblings work for their family-owned business, Sweet Memories Ice Cream Sales, and sell ice cream throughout Brainerd.
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Amanda's route: You'll find her selling ice cream in north and northeast Brainerd on the west side of Mill Avenue, usually afternoons until about 7:30 p.m.
Tyler's route: You'll find him selling ice cream in southeast Brainerd and on the east side of Mill Avenue. Both have specific routes in those neighborhoods on certain days they tend to stick to.
Amanda's favorite ice cream treat: Big Vanilla ice cream sandwich.
Tyler's favorite ice cream treat: Carb Freedom candy ice cream bar.
Tyler's hobbies/interests: Playing soccer and likes to sing and act. He used to perform in "Rhythm of the Rails." He's an avid Titanic collector and knows just about every fact about the legendary oceanliner. For example, he said there were 2,226 pounds of coffee onboard when it sank. He also enjoys playing Sudoku, helping with the family daycare and riding regular, not ice cream, bikes. He plans to go to college and is interested in a technology-related field.
Amanda's hobbies/interests: She loves watching racing and NASCAR, as well as the Minnesota Twins play on TV, and likes to play basketball, soccer and softball. In addition to selling ice cream, she helps with the family daycare. She also likes hanging out with friends and going to the movies. She plans to go to college and hopes to become a sports reporter.
What most people refer to them as: "The ice cream man" or "The ice cream girl." Neither of them mind.
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