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Ice Cream Freeze Off at Shannon Oaks Church
May14
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PETA Protests Dairy Festival Ice-Cream Freeze Off
Jun08

PETA Protests Dairy Festival Ice-Cream Freeze Off

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...

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Dairy Fest Kicks Off Friday With Opening Ceremony, Hot Air Balloons
Jun07

Dairy Fest Kicks Off Friday With Opening Ceremony, Hot Air Balloons

Hopkins County Dairy Festival opening ceremony The Hopkins County Dairy Festival kicked off Friday with an opening ceremony, complete with ribbon cutting. A representative from Sentator Bob Hall’s office sent certificates “extending most sincere congratulations” on the opening ceremony which commemorates the the festival’s 60th anniversary. Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the 60th annual Hopkins County...

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Chillin’ at the Ice Cream Freeze Off
Jun10

Chillin’ at the Ice Cream Freeze Off

Friends of all ages visited at the Ice cream freeze off while enjoying an exciting assortment of ice cream flavors. This year’s freeze off brought several hundred people out to the Shannon Oaks Church Lawn where the ice cream cooks had set up in the shade. There were a variety of flavors for all types of folks. Fruit flavors included Banana, Plum, and Peach. A highly talked about flavor included Vanilla Dr. Pepper. Others included...

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Hot Air Balloons Lift Off Friday Night; Will Again Saturday Evening
Jun08

Hot Air Balloons Lift Off Friday Night; Will Again Saturday Evening

Approximately 30 Hot Air Balloons are taking part in the Hopkins County Dairy Festival. Friday night the pilots and crews took advantage of the good conditions to take to the air. They plan to do so again Saturday following the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Freeze-off. The Freeze-off begins at 5:30 p.m. on the back lawn of Shannon Oaks Church. Balloons will lift following and the glow will begin as the sun sets....

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Experience Texas’ Best Taste at 17th Annual Texas State Championship Ice Cream Freeze-Off On Saturday June 9
Jun08

Experience Texas’ Best Taste at 17th Annual Texas State Championship Ice Cream Freeze-Off On Saturday June 9

Lezley Brown is VERY EXCITED about the response and numbers of entries in this year’s Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Freeze-off. During the KSST Morning Show interview on Friday June 8, just one day before the contest, she revealed that her office is expecting several more entries to come in, putting the total way over 50 competitors. And although the contest is called a competition and the contenders are called...

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Chamber of Commerce Seeks Contestants for State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off; Deadline to Register is June 4th
May29

Chamber of Commerce Seeks Contestants for State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off; Deadline to Register is June 4th

Have you registered to compete in this year’s annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., on the rear lawn of Shannon Oaks Church?  The deadline for entry is June 4, 2018.  This event, the 17th Annual, is held in conjunction with the annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival. Contest rules and entry form for the contest are found below. Entrants must...

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Last Call for Entries in Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Freeze Off Saturday
Jun09

Last Call for Entries in Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Freeze Off Saturday

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...

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Annual Ice Cream Freeze-Off Changes Time, Location
May26

Annual Ice Cream Freeze-Off Changes Time, Location

The 16th Annual Ice Cream Freeze-off has changed the time and location, according to Lezley Brown, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.  The Ice Cream Freeze-off will continue to be on Saturday, June 10th, but the time has changed to 5:30 p.m. and the location has moved to Shannon Oaks Church front lawn. Brown invites the public to enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream for $3.00 (while it lasts), then watch the hot air balloons take...

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Dairy Festival Kicks Off
Jun14

Dairy Festival Kicks Off

The 55th annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival officially kicked off with a ribbon cutting on Celebration Plaza in downtown Sulphur Springs at noon on Friday. Dairy Festival Parade Chairman David Watson says this year’s Parade starting at 10 a.m. Saturday will be the best one we’ve ever had. Featured will be the Budweiser Clydesdales. Watson says there will over 100 entries including little kids in golf carts, Queen Kennedy Potts, six...

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