By Savannah Owens
PETA representatives were outside the Shannon Oaks church front lawn with signs protesting use of cow milk and encouraging veganism. However, the protests did not deter the hungry crowds.
The church has hosted the Ice-Cream Freeze off at their location for the past three years, but this is the first year the Freeze off was taken over from the Chamber of Commerce and run by Shannon Oaks church members. The church members handled everything from contestants, judges, and even staffing the event. The church members also built structures for the ice cream contestants to provide ease of serving to the public.
Community support was high, as many residents and visitors were out to try the delicious flavors including; Reeses Peanut Butter, Oreo Cookie, Butterfinger, Blackberry, Peaches and Cream, Chocolate Cherry, Fruity Pebbles, Strawberry, Butter Pecan, and of course classic Chocolate and Vanilla. The ice cream didn’t last long; most of the contestants had run out by 6:15pm.
Magic Scoop was out with free scoops of “Just Chocolate”, “Fresh Lemon Sorbet”, and “Banana Pudding” flavored ice cream.
DQ was also in attendance offering free coke floats and soft serve ice cream.
It was a fun outing, and while the warm weather kept the crowds to the shaded spots, there were many smiles and happy faces as people enjoyed sampling the many favorite ice-creams.