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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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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Dairy Festival Kicks Off
Jun14

Dairy Festival Kicks Off

The 55th annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival officially kicked off with a ribbon cutting on Celebration Plaza in downtown Sulphur Springs at noon on Friday. Dairy Festival Parade Chairman David Watson says this year’s Parade starting at 10 a.m. Saturday will be the best one we’ve ever had. Featured will be the Budweiser Clydesdales. Watson says there will over 100 entries including little kids in golf carts, Queen Kennedy Potts, six...

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Hot Air Ballons Grounded Friday
Jun14

Hot Air Ballons Grounded Friday

At first it seemed some hot air balloons might take to the skies for media flights Friday morning in Sulphur Springs but later all balloon pilots decided against it. Dairy Festival Balloon Chairman David Black cited wet, muddy conditions at potential landing sites as the reason. The balloons most likely landing spots would have been southwest of town where some of the heaviest rainfall totals were recorded overnight. Five balloon...

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