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Fentons Creamery celebrates its 120th birthday on Sunday — National Ice Cream Day — with a $1.20 special on its Junior Black & Tan sundaes plus free ice cream samples.

Sundaes on Sunday mark Fentons’ 120th birthday

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Here’s a cool birthday party, perfect for a hot July weekend: Fentons Creamery is celebrating its 120th anniversary. And what better day to commemorate that occasion than Sunday, National Ice Cream Day?

Founded in 1894, the famed ice cream maker is the oldest continuously operating creamery west of the Mississippi. It’s the birthplace of iconic Rocky Road, Swiss Milk Chocolate and Toasted Almond ice cream flavors. With locations in Oakland and Vacaville, Fentons still sells a ton of ice cream every day — all made on its parlors’ premises.

On Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., Fentons will host a special party at its Nut Tree Village location, 1669 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. Patrons can enjoy free scoops of Fentons’ signature flavors and meet the company’s mascot, Myrtle the Cow. Regularly $9.25, Junior Black & Tan sundaes (Toasted Almond and vanilla ice creams layered with fudge and caramel sauces, topped by whipped cream, almonds and a cherry) will be offered for $1.20. Prizes will be raffled every hour. Questions? Call (707) 469-7200 or click on

Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.

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