The Chamber Connection
by: Merdith Caddell
June 14, 2012
Congratulations to all of the winners of the Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off!
Super Scoop Winners : 1st Place, Billy Jack Allen, Banana Nut and 2nd Place, Henry Penson, Pecan Pie
Big Dip Plain-1st Place, Carlie Penson, Chocolate, 2nd Place, Katie Patterson, Chocolate and3rd Place, Tonya Ross, Vanilla
Big Dip Fruit-1st Place, Katie Patterson, Strawberry, 2nd Place, Linda Henton, Strawberry and 3rd Place, Dairy Museum Employees, Banana
Big Dip Novelty-1st Place, Melissa Heinen, Butter Pecan Praline Crunch, 2nd Place, Melissa Heinen, Triple Chocolate Ripple Rapture and 3rd Place, Richard Allen, Caramel Coffee
Little Dip Plain-1st place, Michelle Allen, Chocolate and 2nd Place, Lucy Walters, Vanilla
Little Dip Fruit: 1st Place, Addison Caddell, Peach and 2nd Place, Isabella Hancock, Creamy Strawberry
Little Dip Novelty:1st place, Faith Watkins, Butterfinger and 2nd place, Mandy Eckhart, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
People's Choice-Melissa Heinen, Triple Chocolate Ripple Rapture
Also a HUGE thank you to everyone who sponsored the event, made ice cream and purchased a bowl of ice cream. We truly appreciate all of your support!!!
Business After Hours at Hopkins House, Thursday, June 21st, 5:00-6:30pm
Please stop by Hopkins House next Thursday and join us for their Business After Hours from 5-6:30. They will have food, refreshments and door prizes! Bring a friend!!!
Dairy Foods Contest, Saturday, June 16th
Entry divisions are: Beginning Cooks - ages 11 and under; Youthful Cooks - ages 12-18; Experienced Cooks - ages 19-59; and Seasoned Cooks - ages 60 and over. There is also a division for past and present Dairy Festival Board members. Entry categories are: Cheesecake/other desserts; Side Dish; Main Dish; and Appetizers/Nutritious Snacks.
There is no charge to enter, but entrants must be Hopkins County residents, and recipes must include at least two real dairy products. Written entries are due to the Extension Office by 5:00 p.m. on June 11. The contest will take place at the Extension Office, with registration of dishes from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Judging will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by an awards presentation at approximately 11:15 a.m. Contact Johanna Hicks for more information - 903-885-3443.
Please join us for a ribbon cutting for NETX Heart of Hope, Tuesday, June 26th at Noon, 127 Gilmer
Independence Day Celebration on the Beautiful new Square, Saturday, June 30th beginning at 6:30
Please join us for the Independence Day Celebration on the Square featuring the Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra along with the Northeast Texas Choral Society! This year they will be dedicating the Veterans Memorial at 6:30, with the concert and fireworks following! The concert and fireworks are underwritten by Alliance Bank, GSC Enterprises and Peoples Communication. Please make sure to tell each of these businesses thank you for making this even possible!!
6/16-Jr. Dairy Show & Dairy Foods Contest-10am
For more information about the Dairy Festival, please visit www.hopkinscountydairyfestival.com
6/21-Pinnacle Expansion At the HON Building at 3:00pm
6/21-Business After Hours at Hopkins House-5:00-6:30
6/26-NE TX Heart of Hope at Noon, 127 Gilmer
6/28-Business After Hours at Hampton Inn-5:00-6:306/30-Independence Day Celebration-Symphony & Fireworks-6:30 on the Square
7/19-Business After Hours at Holiday Inn Express-5:00-6:30
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!