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Seniors Ice Cream Freeze Off Was a Cool Success

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Held on Thursday July 11 at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center, the annual Ice Cream Freeze Off was the place to be for persons age 50 and older.

“We had a GREAT time at the Senior Citizens Center today at the Annual Ice Cream Freeze Off. We had 18 freezers of ice cream,” said Karon Weatherman, Senior Citizens Center program and marketing director. “Everyone had some really delicious flavors. Yummy! If you didn’t come, you missed a great time and some wonderful homemade ice cream.”

All of the ice cream flavors were quickly consumed following the judging. Winners were:

  • 1st Place – Shirley Brock, Caramel Crunch
  • 2nd Place – John and Mary Ellen Little, Cherry; this marks the second year they have placed. Their cherry ice cream won the senior contest title in 2018.
  • 3rd Place – Jennifer Scroggins, Angels Care Home Health, Butter Pecan
  • 3rd Place - Jennifer Scroggins, Angels Care HH - Butter Pecan Honorable Mention:

Also receiving Honorable Mention were:

  • Marcie Gammill, Abacus Home Health, Banana Nut
  • Tina Cox and Richelle Johnson, Rock Creek, Cherry Vanilla
  • Shelby Roman, Hopkins Place, Cantaloupe
  • Angela Price, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, Snicker Doodle (the Prices’ snicker doodle also won second place honors in the Big Dip Novelty category at this year’s Hopkins County Ice Cream Contest, held during the Dairy Festival)
  • Stacey Wetzel, Sulphur Springs Imaging Center – Peaches and Cream
  • 2nd Place - John and Mary Ellen Little, Cherry

Also registered in advance for the contest were:

  • Debbie Jones – Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab – Blueberry Lemonade
  • Judith Beck – Wesley House – Cherry Nut
  • Angela Price – Peaches and Cream
  • Ty Smith – True Hearts and Hands Hospice – Chocolate Covered Strawberry
  • Leslie Forshee – Heritage Hospice – Cookies and Cream
  • Teresa Mathews – 1st Choice Home Health – Pear Crunch
  • Mary Ann Stephens – Signature – Lemon Ice
  • Sonya Miller – Hopewell Group – Homemade Vanilla
  • Vender Wright -Ms Hopkins County Sr. – Cookie Monster
  • Britney Brantley – Hearts and Hands Home Care – Bubble Gum
  • Karissa Nichols – Kindred at Home – Dulce Leche

Weatherman offers thanks to Charlotte Baxter with Carriage House Manor and Linda Mobley with At Home HealthCare for donating and presenting prizes.

Weatherman is always looking for something fun and wholesome to plan for local senior citizens to do, and the annual ice cream event is always a big hit. For additional information, stop by the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, visit the center website or call 903-885-1661.

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

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