The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe celebrated 34 years of scooping delicious frozen treats for the people of Asheville Wednesday, and in a gesture of appreciation to its patrons gave out free kiddie scoops to all comers, all day.

It was also a special day for Hop owners Greg and Ashley Garrison, marking four years since they took over the business which now has two Asheville stores, so none of us has to feel an ice cream craving for long without being able to satisfy it!

Business at the store was steady all day but packed-out with kids and parents from 3pm – a great place to hang out and catch up on the first day of the new school year. Nearly 500 kiddie scoops were served, while local professional and Image Asheville photographer, Micah Mackenzie, was on hand to shoot commemorative anniversary day photos.

Here’s wishing The Hop many future happy anniversaries!