Food: On deck for ice cream

What could be better to reopen the Depot Park Museum than an ice cream social and a new exhibit featuring all of the professional baseball teams that held their spring training sessions here in Sonoma Valley?

Take it all in to start your Independence Day weekend on Saturday, July 3 at the Sonoma Valley Historical Society’s museum adjacent to Arnold Field, where the Sonoma Stompers play ball when its league is active.

Local featured players include Bill Mori, Carlos Mori, Danny Briggs, John Henry Johnson, Tommy Everidge, Andy Sallee, Tommy Sheppard, Fehlandt Lentini and others.

The museum will have displays of the teams’ memorabilia, such as photos of players for the San Francisco Seals, Oakland Oaks and other Bay Area teams. The exhibit will include baseball food as we knew it before crab cakes and garlic fries. Love those crab cakes and garlic fries! Admission to the museum is free.

The Ice Cream Social will take place at picnic tables in front of the Depot Park Museum and will feature a wide variety of cakes made by Historical Society members from chocolate cake and Toscano Hotel apple cake to Granny’s Portuguese Orange Cake, Fred’s pecan tart and Victoria’s raspberry Jell-O cake.

All of these slices can be topped with chocolate or vanilla ice cream from Sweet Scoops. Ice cream and cake $10 donation for each serving benefits the Historical Society’s exhibit expenses. Depot Park Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Ice Cream Social is this Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.

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