If you’re not enjoying opening day of the State Fair, then come and cool off on a hot July day with amazing local ice cream and support some great charities in the process! Mikuni Sushi is partnering with Vic’s Ice Cream to put together the second annual Scoop Scoot to benefit Front Street Animal Shelter, Saint John’s Program for Real Change, Sutter Children’s Center Child Life Program and UC Davis Children’s Hospital Child Life Program. Participants will receive a commemorative plastic cup, racing bib and a choice of delicious strawberry, chocolate or vanilla ice cream! Registration is only $5 until July 9 and you can register online at Raceroster.com. This is a family friendly and dog-friendly event (just make sure your pups are well-behaved amongst strangers, food and other pups), and kicks off at 6:30 p.m. You can register online now and you can visit Scoopscoot.org for more information. Last year’s scoot raised $20,000 for these charities, so don’t miss out on this great event!

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #269 (July 2 – 18, 2018)**