Photo of Ashley and I with Rabbit! taken by Bill Rhodes, you can find more on http://imageasheville.com.
First off, in an effort to say THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful Asheville community, we gave away over 340 Free Kiddie Scoops of Ice Cream last Sunday! This was The Hop's 33rd Birfday and our 3 year Anniversary as owners :)
On Monday Ashley and I closed both The Hop and The Hop West to take our excellent employees rafting with locally-owned French Broad Rafting Expeditions. Needless to say, we had a blast!
Tuesday brought a Free kid hip-hop show with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and a HUGE crowd to The Hop on Merrimon. This show definitely confirmed 23 Skidoo's reputation as one of the best children's performers in the country!
Then on Wednesday, due to some really fortuitous circumstances, Rabbit!, a super fun kid-friendly electro-pop band on a National tour, stopped by Merrimon and won over a ton of new fans. The above video is why... :)
Last but certainly not least, zen Sutherland, one of Asheville's most lovable people, drew a gathering of all ages to The Hop West for a Beatles sing-a-long. The feeling with which one left this event was truly infectious and full of love!
What an amazing week! So so Much Love, everyone. Ashley and I sincerely thank you :D
Greg and Ashley Garrison
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
640 Merrimon Ave
828 254 2224
The Hop West
721 Haywood Rd
828 252 5155