2015 Dairy Foods Contest – Get Ready!
May06
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Annual Ice Cream Championship June 13
May05

Annual Ice Cream Championship June 13

The Annual Texas State Champion Ice Cream Freeze Off will take place Saturday, June 13, 2015  during the Dairy Festival. It will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the Civic Center, leaving plenty of time for people to enjoy the parade and other scheduled activities. “The biggest thing about ice cream is the people that make it,” Chamber of Commerce President Meredith Caddell said.  “So we decided to make it a little...

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Calling All Cooks! by Johanna Hicks

Calling All Cooks!   Each year, Hopkins County pays tribute to the dairy industry through the Hopkins County Dairy Festival.  The board has been busily preparing for the 2015 event, and it is shaping up to be a great festival! The Dairy Recipe Contest, held during the Hopkins County Dairy Festival, is a great way to showcase those dairy-rich recipes.  From chocolate cheesecake to cheesy corn bake, we’ve had some absolutely...

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Attention Aspiring Dairy Queens
Mar03

Attention Aspiring Dairy Queens

The Hopkins County Dairy Festival Board is currently seeking contestants for the 56th annual Dairy Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant. If you know of a junior girl enrolled in a Hopkins County school, please contact Cindy Lancaster at 903-439-5336 or Gena Prickette at 903-243-4534. The board will be happy to contact the potential contestant and answer any questions they might have.   The Hopkins County Dairy Festival is the...

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Lake Country Tractor Pull Saturday at the Equine Pavillion
Sep09

Lake Country Tractor Pull Saturday at the Equine Pavillion

The annual Lake Country Antique Tractor Association’s Show and Pull is coming to the Hopkins County Civic Center Equine Pavilion on Saturday, September 20. Tractors are 1970 models or older and will be entered in three categories. Association President Don Patterson says there is no admission charge. Sponsors cover all costs. The funds made from the event go for ten scholarships for students, usually students considering agriculture...

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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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