Photo - Doug Jorgensen

The Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail raised $500 for Valley Humane Society. Pictured at the check presentation left to rght are Laurie Racer with Nelson, Susan Bolt, Robin Fahr, Barbara Steinfeld, Melanie Sadek, Nicole Henninger, Leigh Cranor, Shoshannah Reed and Peach. Organized by Visit Tri-Valley, the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail ended up not just a success for puppies, it received two awards and national media recognition including:

• DMA West’s 2018 Best Idea Program

• Hermes 2018 Gold Winner, Category: Web & Social Media Video

• Pop Sugar “The 10 Best Food and Drink Trails to Explore in America”

• Trips to Discover“9 Best Food and Drink Trails in the United States”

The Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail was the first of its kind in Northern California with 16 stops throughout Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville. Ice cream lovers picked up a Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail passport from any participating ice cream shop or downloaded one at www.visittrivalley.com. They visited at least five stops on the trail between Memorial Day and Labor Day to receive a stylized VTV ice cream scooper. Visit Tri-Valley donated $5 to Valley Humane Society.