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July 16, 2013 > Ice Cream Social provides the perfect summer treat

Ice Cream Social provides the perfect summer treat

Submitted By Al Minard

A year-round favorite, ice cream is a staple of summertime. Mission Peak Heritage Foundation invites the community to enjoy a delicious scoop or two at a unique 1800s style "Victorian Ice Cream Social." In the unique setting of historic Shinn House and hosts dressed in period attire, sweet treats will mix with entertainment including a display of historic pistols and gunfights reenacted by Gunfighters of the Old West.

The "Ice Cream Social" has been a favorite retreat to the past for over 20 years. Each year, the range of entertainment expands and, this year, East Bay Youth Jazzinators will perform from about 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., and the Acorn A's Model A Ford Club of Castro Valley will attend, featuring Model A Ford automobiles produced from 1927 until 1931.

The Ice Cream Social is also a good time to enjoy beautiful gardens at Shinn House, lovingly maintained by Friends of Heirloom Flowers. Tours of the historic Shinn House will be available: adults, $5; children, 5-12 years of age, $2.50.

Of course ice cream sundaes and root beer floats will be scooped for your pleasure at a very reasonable price, and attendees can enjoy sodas, coffee, and water as well. This event is a fundraiser for Mission Peak Heritage Foundation and the money raised will be used to maintain and preserve the historic Shinn House.

Victorian Ice Cream Social
Sunday, July 21
12 Noon to 4 p.m.
Shinn House
1251 Peralta Blvd., Fremont
(510) 795-0891

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