Evans Named Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen
Jun18

Evans Named Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen

Saddie Evans was named Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Saturday night following competition in the Sulphur Springs Schools Fine Arts Auditorium. Emma Boyett was first runner-up, Ann Marie Winborn, second runner-up, Lauren Helm, third runner-up, and Alexis Howard was named Miss Congeniality. Queen Sadie Evans, sponsored by Dial Study Club and Askins Propane Company, is the daughter of Jason and Angie Evans, and the granddaughter of...

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2016 Dairy Festival Milking Contest Winners
Jun14

2016 Dairy Festival Milking Contest Winners

  On Saturday, June 11th, the annual Dairy Festival Milking Contest took place. There were three categories of competitors: Dairy Festival contestants, the contestants parents, and the visiting balloon pilots. In the Dairy Festival category, Emma Boyett placed third, Lauren Helm placed second, and Sadie Evans placed first. In the Parents category, the parents of Tahtiana King, Kyshia and Marcus Johnson, placed third. The parent...

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Dairy Classic Sale set for Thursday
Jun13

Dairy Classic Sale set for Thursday

The Dairy Classic Sale, sponsored by the Northeast Texas Livestock Association, will be held Thursday, June 16 at the 1:o p.m. at the Sulphur Springs Livestock and Dairy Auction. Funds raised from the Sale will be used to support local youth and future dairy farmers. The Sr. Dairy Show, which took place Saturday, saw Braden Lennon from Hopkins County 4-H win Grand Champion. Baylee Bowen from Como-Pickton FFA won Reserve Grand...

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Hot Air Balloon Intern Flight
Jun13
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2016 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade
Jun11

2016 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade

The 2016 Hopkins county Dairy Festival Parade began at 10 a.m. at Buford Park. Prior to the parade at the park, participants of the parade and their floats used the staging area to prepare for the Parade. The Parade departed from Buford Park at 10 a.m. down Connolly Street toward Celebration Plaza, turning right and continuing down Gilmer Street to South Broadway to Lee Street. The parade was led by Parade Marshall Mark Sustaire in...

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Dairy Festival 5k Milk Run Results
Jun11

Dairy Festival 5k Milk Run Results

5k Race Top Female Overall Winners Place Name City Bib No Age Overall Total Time Pace 1 Elizabeth Gillette 944 18 5 19:17.6 6:13/M Top Female Masters Winners Place Name City Bib No Age Overall Total Time Pace 1 SABRINA RAMIREZ 176 46 24 26:04.6 8:25/M Top Female 9 and Under Place Name City Bib No Age Overall Total Time Pace 1 TRINITY MARTIN 154 9 89 46:27.6 14:59/M Top Female 10 to 14 Place Name City Bib No Age Overall Total Time Pace...

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TX Championship Ice Cream Freeze Off Set For Saturday
Jun10

TX Championship Ice Cream Freeze Off Set For Saturday

The Texas State Championship Ice Cream Freeze Off, overseen by Chamber of Commerce President Meredith Caddell, is set for Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m at the grounds of the Hopkins County Civic Center. This will be the 15th year of the annual competition as part of the Hopkins County Dairy Festival. Entries in the competition will be split into two main divisions: Little Dip for ages 12 and under, and Big Dip for ages 13 and older....

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Mark Sustaire Family 2016 Dairy Festival Parade Marshalls
May25

Mark Sustaire Family 2016 Dairy Festival Parade Marshalls

DAIRYMAN MARK SUSTAIRE, DAIRY FESTIVAL PARADE MARSHALL FOR 2016 When the Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade rolls by on Saturday June 11, watch for Mark and Amy Sustaire and their family waving to the crowds along the parade route. The long-time dairy family has been selected as Parade Marshalls for the 2016 event. During a KSST Morning Show interview, Mark said that his Sustaire ancestors arrived in the southeastern part of Hopkins...

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Picking up Steam for Ice cream!
May23

Picking up Steam for Ice cream!

Do you make delicious homemade ice cream? Has anyone told you that it’s the best? Then, now is the time to enter your best in the 15th annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-off! It’s free to enter…just turn in your entry form to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, then take your ice cream to the Civic Center grounds on June 11 at 4pm, right after the Dairy festival Milking Contest. There are...

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Dairy Festival Recipe Contest Cancelled
Jun16

Dairy Festival Recipe Contest Cancelled

If you were waiting until the last minute to register for the Hopkins County Dairy Festival Recipe contest, you waited too long. Only five individuals entered recipes in the Dairy Recipe contest, so it has been cancelled.  This is the second year for cancellation of the contest according to Johana Hicks, with the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Office. Once again the cancellation was due to the low number of entries. Hicks had...

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