Ross Hicks Wins 5K
Jun24

Ross Hicks Wins 5K

Former Texas A&M-Commerce Cross Country and Track star Ross Hicks won the Dairy Festival 5K Milk Run Saturday morning in a time of 18:08. Victor Rodriquez was second. The top female finisher was Sienna Collins. There were 103 runners. The event also featured a massage tent at the finish line. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Madison Rater is the 2014 Dairy Festival Queen
Jun24

Madison Rater is the 2014 Dairy Festival Queen

Madison Rater is the 2014 Dairy Festival Queen. Madi, the daughter of James and Shelley Rater, captured the crown at the Pageant Saturday night in the Civic Center Auditorium. Madison also won the $500 scholarship for best talent as she did a singing skit to Show Off from Drowsy Chaperone. Sarah Rost was first runner up and was named Miss Congeniality. Grace Pritchard was second runner up. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Jim Hill is in Town

Jim Hill, CEO and General Manager of the Southwest Dairy Farmers and the Southwest Dairy Museum, is in town for Dairy Festival. Friday he dropped by KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay. Hill has spent 40 to 45 years of his life in the dairy business. In his current role he says he acts as an advocate for dairy farmers promoting dairy products and explaining why people need dairy products in their diet. Hill discussed several...

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Life is Hectic for Dairy Festival Queen Kennedy Potts
Jun24

Life is Hectic for Dairy Festival Queen Kennedy Potts

Life has been a little crazy lately for Dairy Festival Queen Kennedy Potts with the prom, graduation and Dairy Festival coming up one right after the other. After she gives up her crown at Saturday evening’s Pageant at the Civic Center Auditorium, Kennedy plans to enjoy the summer and then to enroll at Texas A&M-College Station in the fall. Her future plans are to become a pediatric psychologist to help children with problems. At...

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Dairy Festival Contestants on the Air

Dairy Festival Queen Contestants Sarah Rost and Avery Faulks, both from Sulphur Springs High School, were guests on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Thursday morning. All six contestants appeared on the Good Morning Show this week. Sarah is the daughter of Tom and Suzy Rost. Her sponsor is the Junior Waverly Club. Sarah sees being a Dairy Festival Queen Contestant as a once in a lifetime opportunity. She says its’ been a cool...

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Dairy Festival Queen Contestants on Morning Show

Two more Dairy Festival Queen Contestants, Grace Pritchard and Madison Rater, were on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Wednesday morning. Grace is the daughter of Terry and Gina Pritchard. Her sponsor is the Southwest Dairy Museum. Grace won the contestants’ milking contest. On Saturday, Grace will play piano and will sing “I Want to Dance With Somebody”. Madison Rater is the daughter of James and Shelley Rater. Her sponsor is...

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5K Milk Run This Saturday

Holly Fain loves to run so it just seems right for her to be the Chair of the 5K Milk Run Committee for Dairy Festival. Ms. Fain discussed this Saturday morning’s Milk Run on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Wednesday morning. This year’s run will get underway at 8 a.m. at Kids’ Kingdom in Buford Park. Ms. Fain says there will be prizes for the overall winner and winners in each age group. Participants can run or walk during...

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Billy Jack Allan Wins Again

Billy Jack Allen believes he has won the Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off title six times. He’s entered for 25 years. He says one of his secrets is that his wife says he has to eat any ice cream he makes that is not good. Year after year judges seem to like what he makes. This year’s winner Saturday was a banana nut ice cream. The Allen family has produced lots of winners over the years. This year Chris Allen took...

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Dairy Festival Board Member Pat Chase

Dairy Festival Board Member Pat Chase enjoys the big draft horses, such as the Clydesdales he was instrumental in bringing to Sulphur Springs for the Dairy Festival Parade Saturday. He began working to get them to town after seeing them in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena in early 2013. It took over a year to get them here. Chase has some beautiful large horses of his own; they are the most popular breed in America, Belgian Draft...

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Festival Event Updates
Jun15

Festival Event Updates

The thinking of many is that Saturday’s Dairy Festival Parade may have been among the best ever attracting a large crowd along the route. The main attraction was the Budweiser Clydesdales. There were over 100 entries including the usual little kids in golf carts, the six Queen contestants, Queen Kennedy Potts, businesses, youth groups, churches, balloon pilots, fire trucks, big trucks and tractors old and new. Parade Marshal was...

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