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The Dairy Festival Pageant
Jun18

The Dairy Festival Pageant

The pageant started with a special tribute to Bobby McDonald, for all he did around Hopkins County. The presentation reviewed his accomplishments over the years and significant events of his life. The Emcee for the night, Craig Roberts entertained the audience and kept them laughing all evening. He told many Dairy themed jokes, his favorite being “What did the Mama Cow say to the Baby Cow? It’s pasture bedtime!”...

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The 58th Dairy Festival Pageant: WINNERS!
Jun18

The 58th Dairy Festival Pageant: WINNERS!

The Dairy Festival Pageant was an exciting event filled with gorgeous gowns, amazing talents, and  fantastic contestants. All seven Dairy Festival Queen contestants did a wonderful job throughout the entire competition and deserve recognition and congratulations for their hard work. Now for the Winners! The Players: 1st Place: Ryan Ragan and Brett Boatman with “Moonopoly”               ...

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10 things to Spot at the Dairy Festival Pageant!
Jun17

10 things to Spot at the Dairy Festival Pageant!

As the Dairy Festival comes to a close, here’s a countdown list of things to look out for during the grand finale of the Dairy Festival: The Dairy Queen Pageant, occurring Saturday night, June 17th at 7:00pm and one lucky contestant will be crowned the new Dairy Festival Queen! 10- Sparkly dresses! 9-Fun sets!  Can you guess which contestants these sets belong to?                 8-Costume...

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Pictures from the Dairy Festival
Jun12

Pictures from the Dairy Festival

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Meet 3 Pilots from the Saturday Hot Air-Balloon Glow
Jun11

Meet 3 Pilots from the Saturday Hot Air-Balloon Glow

Steve Lombardi, Houston pilot for the ReMax balloon, talked to KSST about how he got started as a hot air-balloon pilot. He originally flew private airplanes, for 29 years. “The crew and friendships make flying worth it.” There is a Remax office in Sulphur Springs and Lombardi was asked to be the balloon sponsor.  The farthest he’s ever flown was 60 miles, and he enjoys competitive balloon events. He didn’t...

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Friends spotted at the Freeze-Off!
Jun11

Friends spotted at the Freeze-Off!

  Isaiah Flores drove over 270 miles to visit the Dairy Festival. KSST caught up with Flores at the ice cream festival. “I can’t wait to come back next year! There was a Strawberry Lemon Crunch, that’s the one I voted for.” This was Flores’ first time to attend the Dairy Festival, and he went to every event. “My favorite part was probably the parade, and catching candy for all the little...

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Family Fun at Saturday Night’s Hot Air-Balloon Glow
Jun11

Family Fun at Saturday Night’s Hot Air-Balloon Glow

Saturday Night’s Hot Air -Balloon Glow was spectacular! Approximately 30+ balloons were on the ground at Shannon Oaks Church of Christ at 6:00 pm. The expected balloon flights were cancelled due to weather restrictions and high winds. A few balloon baskets were set up front for families to climb in and take pictures with some  of the flight crews and the rest of the pilots let families take pictures up close in front of the...

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Bobby McDonald Milking Contest
Jun10

Bobby McDonald Milking Contest

For the first time, the Milking Contest was re-named in honor of Bobby McDonald. 2016 Dairy Festival Queen Sadie Evans was there to give advice and encourage the  2017 Dairy Festival contestants. Judges included Bobby McDonald’s Mother and Sister. Here were the winners: Contestants: 1st place: Peyton Dietze with 3.16 lbs 2nd place: Marissa Greenway with 1.49 lbs 3rd place: Jaci Reed with 1.07 lbs Contestant Parents: 1st place:...

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Junior Dairy Show
Jun10

Junior Dairy Show

The Junior Dairy Show started off at 10:00 am in the civic center arena. There were over 129 head of cattle in the whole competition. Competitors came from Louisiana and all over Texas. There were barrels full of ice housing cold bottles of milk and water for competitors and their parents. A source of Hopkins county dairy farmers explained what the Judges were looking for: tall long body, Dairy Character-which is angular and...

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Friday Night Balloon Rally and Glow
Jun10

Friday Night Balloon Rally and Glow

The Balloon Rally and Glow event started around 6:00 pm with a band playing 70’s and 80’s cover songs, the Original 501’s kept the crowd endlessly entertained throughout the night. Concessions were provided by Shannon Oaks Church and the Pink Snow Cone Stand. The Mothers Culture Club provided an interesting twist on the classic game  with cow patty bingo. As darkness fell, people settled into their lawn chairs while...

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