Ice cream contest takes the heat off in Arrow Rock

1 year 9 months 1 day ago August 30, 2014 Aug 30, 2014 Saturday, August 30 2014 Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:38:00 PM CDT in News
By: Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

ARROW ROCK - The Arrow Rock Cooperative Marketing Committee held their annual Ice Cream Freeze Off today to help residents beat the heat and kick off the last few weeks of summer.

The committee has been holding the event for 14 years and about 300 people participate in the event.

Anyone can churn and bring in their own homemade ice cream and enter it in a contest. Then, for $4, participants sample each flavor and vote for their favorites. 

The grand prize winner gets tickets to a local theater, a free dinner at a restaurant in town and bragging rights for a full calendar year. 

After all is said, done and won, everyone gathers together to enjoy other sweet treats that people have made for the occasion, such as cake and, of course, more ice cream. 

Event Coordinator Lloyd Parker says it's a great way to bring the Arrow Rock community together.

"Arrow Rock is a very tight knit community and because we're a historic community, everyone works toward making sure that folks outside can come here and experience what we do on a daily basis," he said. "So from folks baking cakes, to making ice cream, we have volunteers who serve the ice cream, who take the money... it just brings everyone together in a cohesive spirit."

The event is also a fundraiser for the Marketing Committee so they can advertise and organize future events in the community. 

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