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The 48th Annual Hopkins Co. Stew Contest: 2017 Winners in Order as Announced Saturday

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The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the 2017 winners of the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest:

Honorable Mention: Campsite/Costume:#M-N Danny Davis Sponsored by Danny Davis Campaign for County Treasurer.

Campsite and costume winner this year was site #73: Mary Palmer and Kert Senhert, sponsored by Raven/Aerostar. Their $200 prize was provided by Super Handy

Honorable Mention: Super Campsite/Costume: #18B Amanda McKinney and David Roach. Sponsored by Roach Construction.

The John Chester Award for Super Campsite winner was site #7 Chris Gibbins and Scarlett Gibbins and sponsored by Texas Heritage National Bank.  Their $250 prize was provided by Ocean Spray.

Honorable Mention: Beef Stew: #61 Debbie Horton and Donnie Peters. Sponsored by NE Texas Co-op.

Third place beef stew winner was the team of #66 D.J. Powers and Karen Powers, sponsored by Crimson River Cowboy Church. Their $100 prize money was provided by Ramey & Sheffield.

Their third-place stew was purchased for $250 by Sulphur Springs Livestock.

Second place beef stew winner was the team of #49 Annette Wilburn and Gerald Wilburn sponsored by The Propane Company. Their $150 prize money was provided by The Smiley Tooth.

Their second place stew was purchased for $ 450.00 by Texas Heritage National Bank.

First place beef stew winner was the team of #M-B Wade Juarez and Anida Reed.  Sponsored by Wade Juarez. Their $300.00 prize money was provided by Roper & White.

Their first place stew was purchased for $600.00 by Oncor.

Honorable Mention: Chicken Stew: #128 Michael Robinson and David Ball. Sponsored by Interstate Body Shop.

Third place chicken winner was the team of  #44 Alvin Hillis and Sarah Hillis  sponsored by East Texas Physical Therapy. Their prize money of $100.00 was provided by Alliance Document Shredding.

Their third-place stew was purchased for $250.00 by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the Law Office of Gregg Price.

Second place chicken stew winner was the team of #106 Blake Caldwell and Jay McClung sponsored by C4 Cattle / IBA Dairy Supply. Their prize money of $150.00 was provided by Best Western and by Hampton Inn.

Their second place chicken stew was purchased for $450.00 by  Jay Hodge Chevrolet.

First place chicken stew winner was the team of #138 Dale Owens and Jerry Fields sponsored by Family Life Church. Their prize money of $300.00 was provided by Roper & White.

Their first-place chicken stew was purchased for $600.00 by Summit Dental.

Honorable Mention: Super Stew Beef: #105 James Clark and Trey Loeffler Sponsored by Sulta.

3rd place Super Stew Beef award was won by #62 James Ross and Brent McClendon sponsored by Alliance Bank. Their prize money of $100.00 was sponsored by Advantage Copy Systems.

Their 3rd place Super Stew Beef was purchased for $300 by Farmers Electric Co-op.

2nd place Super Stew Beef award was won by #48 Garrett Glass and Brandon Williams sponsored by Guaranty Bank & Trust. Their prize money of $250.00 was sponsored by Freddy’s Fast Cash.

The 2nd place Super Stew Beef was purchased for $ 500.00 by Janet Martin Realty.

1st Place Super Stew Beef winner was the team #M-L David Joslin and Vern Hawkins sponsored by J-5 Auto. Their prize money of $500.00 was provided by Town & Country Cleaners.

Their winning quart of Super Stew Beef was purchased for $900.00 by  Bearing General Contractors.

Honorable Mention: Super Stew Chicken: #29 Nancy Fite and Larry Fite  Sponsored by M&W Feed/Ronnie Charles and Lonnie Fite.

3rd place Super Stew Chicken award was won by # 9 Don Sapaugh and James Van Winkle sponsored by CNB. Their prize money of $100.00 was sponsored by _John Jetton Candidate for Commissioner of Precinct 4.

Their 3rd place Super Stew Chicken was purchased for $300 by Bell Concrete.

2nd place Super Stew Chicken award was won by #M-W Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV_and Greg Carpenter sponsored by Lazy B Ranch. Their prize money of $250.00 was sponsored by Nor-Tex Tractor.

The 2nd place Super Stew Chicken was purchased for $ 500.00 by CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital Sulphur Springs.

1st Place Super Stew Chicken winner was the team of #117 John Mark McAfee and Patsy McAfee sponsored by  McAfee Farms. Their prize money of $500.00 was provided by Atmos Energy

Their winning quart of Super Stew Chicken was purchased for $900.00 by Interstate Body Shop.

We would also like to thank the following sponsors who provided products for the contest:

Alliance Bank     –Bowls

A&S Air Conditioning  –Sponsor Arches

Blue Blazes, Juvenile Probation, Como Pickton Student Council, Sulphur Bluff Beta, Bookworm Box-Volunteer & Student Workers

Board of Directors & Ambassadors –Volunteers

Chilis & Corner Grub House   –Trays

C-N-C Pro Audio Video_& SatPro – Crackers

City of Sulphur Springs  –Buford Park & Dumpsters

Latson’s Office Solutions  –Napkins

Farm Country   –Utility Carts

Gary Spraggins   –Sound

Heritage Park & Saputo   –Trolley Cars

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department  –Set Up & Clean Up

Latson’s Office Solutions  –Tickets & Parking Permits

One Stop Sign Shop –Signs

Saputo, A&S, and Southwest Dairy Museum –Cheese

State Representative Dan Flynn  –Spoons

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services   –Ag Building

Carriage House Manor — Senior Citizen Tent

Travel Time RV  — Command Post RV

 

 

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Author: Savannah Everett

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