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Are You a Texas State Champion Ice Cream Maker? Enter the June 8 Contest, Enjoy Hot Air Balloons Too!

Josh Whitlock, Children’s Minister at Shannon Oaks is 2019 Contest Organizer

This year’s Hopkins County Dairy Festival “ice cream” event will be hosted at Shannon Oaks Church at 5:30 pm on Saturday June 8, 2019. Besides being lots of delicious family fun, winning this contest will give you bragging rights as the Texas State Champ! From the seasoned to the beginner ice cream “chef”, you have a chance to win! There’s the First-Timer’s Division for beginners, the Little Dips Division for children ages 6-12, and the Big Dips Division in three flavor categories: Classic (Plain vanilla and plain chocolate), Fruit (ice cream with any kind of fruit added) and Novelty (with nuts, candy, etc added) and the Super Scoops Division, for previous Big Dip winners. This fun contest is free to enter.

To enter, complete the entry form which you can download from shannonoakschurch.org website. Then, make your ice cream at home and bring the canister full of frozen homemade ice cream to the contest by 5:30 pm on Saturday June 8, at the rear of the church at 1113 Shannon Road, located along the eastbound service road in Sulphur Springs. You will be tagged in and shown to your serving station.

Once all the judging samples have been collected and judges get down to the deliciously difficult task of choosing the best, the public is admitted. Someone’s got to consume all that ice cream! So, If you want to sample all the homemade ice cream you can eat, this is the contest for you! There’s a one-time cost of $5 per person, which gets you a bowl and spoon. You can go around to all the serving stations as many times as you like or until the ice cream is all gone! Meantime, the Hot Air Balloon Rally and Glow will begin at the same site at 6 pm that evening. It is free to attend.

Josh Whitlock, Children’s Minister at Shannon Oaks Church, has volunteered as Contest Organizer. Josh visited the KSST studios on Tuesday June 4, 2019 to invite the public to participate. So, round up the family and get ready to enjoy this sweetest part of the Hopkins County Dairy Festival!


Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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