2015 could be another record breaker concerning number of stew cooks at the annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest coming up October 24. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Meredith Caddell said over 50 cooks arrived Friday to claim their sites. Monday, 12 arrived to secure a site and five signed on Tuesday morning. The west side of the grounds are filled and the east side of the grounds have a few open sites left. Less than five cooks did not renew and a number of new cooks have applied. Currenly, 145 have signed on to cook stew. Caddell will be remarking sites soon. A 30-minute meeting for cooks and their assistants is planned for October 13th.
Entries for the T-shirt contest will be judged by public vote. The chamber will possibly use their Facebook site for the voting according to Caddell.