Currently 48 entries are registered but 60 or more entries are anticipated for the 16th Annual Ice Cream Freeze-off Saturday. Those who desire to enter and have not registered may register today during business hours at the Chamber of Commerce or Saturday around 4:30 p.m. at the event sight.
The time and location have changed this year due to the placement of the Dairy Festival Carnival. The carnival location is on the grounds of the civic center. The ice cream event will take place on the lawn at Shannon Oaks Church beginning at 5:30 p.m., according to Lezley Brown, Chamber of Commerce Executive. She said this will allow for those attending to also be in attendance for the Hot Air Balloon Rally that begins at 6 p.m.
A slight change has been made in ice cream categories as well. This year a division for First Timers has been created. This is for those entering the contest for the first time and creates a better opportunity to win for rookies. The Big Dip Classic will be for adults entering vanilla and chocolate. Big Dip Novelty is for adults entering all other ice cream flavors. Little Dip is for children entering any flavor ice cream. Super Scoop will pit previous winners vying for the division title. There is no entry fee.
Brown invites the public to enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream for $3.00 while it lasts.