2012 Dairy Festival Candidates Look
Toward June Festival
From Hopkins County Dairy Festival
“Surf’s Up – Jump On Board!”
Please visit our website: hopkinscountydairyfestival.com
“Cow-A-Bunga: Welcome To The MOO-au!” is the 53rd Dairy Festival theme!
Salutations to our reigning 52nd Dairy Festival Queen ~ Miss Lindsey McCormack!
Queen Lindsey will crown one of the following candidates as the new Queen on June 16th.
We have 9 lovely and talented contestants for this year! And here they are:
Contestant: Parents: __ Sponsor:
Ryann Cathey Robert & Laura Smith S.S. Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep
Molly Ginn John & Eydie Ginn Grocery Supply Co.
Katie Huff Tim & Shelly Huff Jr. Waverly Club
Lexi McCaig David & Lisa McCaig Luminant
Molly Millsap Sherril Millsap Mothers Culture Club
Emily Reynolds Ricky & Maleta Reynolds Dial Study Club
Carrolin Rodgers Roger & Julie Smith N E Texas Farmers Co-op
Abby Tipps Monty & Vanessa Tipps Southwest Dairy Museum
Morgan Vaughn Bryan & Robbin Vaughn Dairy Max
All contestants are required to sell at least 100 tickets to the Coronation Pageant, Sat. June 16 at 7:00pm – held at the Civic Center. Please be a part of supporting the contestants and the Festival by purchasing tickets for the Pageant from the contestants, at $7.00 each. Tickets at the door will be $10.00. Craig Roberts will be this year’s Emcee; and “The Plaids” are the entertainment. You don’t want to miss that interesting mix of fun and talent!
Reigning Dairy Festival Queen, Lindsey McCormack,
will lead the candidates in all of the events during the June Festival.
The monies from ticket sales help to continue the Dairy Festival, which honors the dairy farmers of Hopkins County. Dairy Festival supports future dairy farmers at the Northeast Texas Junior Dairy Show held on Sat., June 16 at 10:00 am in the Civic Center Arena. Contact Amy Bowen: 903.335.3061. We also support them by providing add-on money for dairy heifers sold at The Junior Dairy Classic Sale on June 21 at Sulphur Springs Dairy Auction. Sponsorships are part of providing the scholarship awards for the contestants. Dairy Festival is a 5013C Non-Profit Organization. Look for these young ladies riding in the parade on their personally decorated mini-trailers, which their family and friends will help them design and construct. These contestant floats are always a delightful part of the parade, on Sat. June 9, leaving Buford Park at 10 am. David Watson is the contact: 903.439.5020. Also anticipated in the parade are the Little Kids, this year named “Cow –A- Bunga Cuties ”, riding in their decorated “mini-floats” (golf carts) These are always creative and colorful, designed and constructed by their proud parents! If you are interested in having your child (age 3 – 5) being a “Little Kid” in the parade and in the pageant, please call Gena Prickette: 903.243.4534, or Missy Caddell: 903.885.4053. Any organization, group, or commercial entity is encouraged to enter a mobile unit; just call David Watson! Leading our fabulous parade is this year’s Parade Marshal: Bill Zahn, and his family! Congratulations, Bill!
This will be the 2nd annual Dairymen’s Appreciation Reception held on Fri. June 8, during the Hot Air Balloon Rally on Shannon Oaks Church grounds. The Hopkins County dairymen will be treated to dairy foods, prizes and gifts, and a chance to win a ride in one of the Hot Air Balloons. Invitations for the Reception will be going out soon; if you are a dairyman in Hopkins County and would like to be part of this “meet and greet”, please call Pat Chase: 903.348.1971, or Frannie Miller :903.348.8706. One lucky attending dairyman’s name will be drawn for a balloon ride!
There will be three days of Hot Air Balloon activity; including Fri. June 8th and Sat. June 9th morning and evening flights, plus Sun. June 10th morning flight; all based at Shannon Oaks Church. Just one of the many fun events planned is a “golf ball drop” from a flying hot air balloon, sponsored by the DARE group. The pilots and the Board also appreciate the support from and use of facilities from Southwest Dairy Museum during many of our events and meetings throughout the year. Look for more detailed information on all events as June draws near. All Dairy Fest events are free, except for the carnival and the pageant.
See you in June! Hopkins County Dairy Festival Board of Directors