Hoybook takes top honor at Ice Cream Freezeoff

From Staff Reports

June 11, 2007 - A new Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Champion was crowned during the 5th Annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freezeoff held Saturday, June 9.

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Winners in Saturday's Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freezeoff were, left to right, (front) Victoria Shew, Mandy Eckhardt, Landon Dorner, Tori Dorner, Tori Cotton, (back) Billy Jack Allan, Carlie Penson, Chris Allan, Conner McCorkle, Annie Mae Abron, Tonya Ross, David Gideon, Kaylene Black and Mary Ellen Hoybook.

Mary Ellen Hoybook was named the overall winner in the State Champion Super Scoop Category, which is only open to past winners in the annual contest. Second place went to Carlie Penson.

Other winners in the annual Freezeoff are as follows:.

Little Dip Plain Category: Second place winner was Tori Cotton, while first place went to Victoria Shew.

Little Dip Fruit Category: Second place winner was Tori Dorner, with first place going to Landon Dorner.

Little Dip Novelty Category: Second place winner was Mandy Eckhardt, and first place went to Tori Cotton.

In The Big Dip Plain Category, third place winner was Conner McCorkle, second place winner was Annie Mae Abron, and first place went to Tonya Ross.

Big Dip Fruit Category: Third place winner was David Gideon, second place winner was Carlie Penson, and first place went to Mary Ellen Hoybook.

Big Dip Novelty Category: Third place winner was Chris Allan, preceded by second place winner Kaylene Black, while first place went to Bill Jack Allan.

The People’s Choice Award, voted on by those present at the contest, went to Kaylene Black.

Early registration prize winners were Ernest Young, Mandy Eckhardt, Carlie Penson, Ryan Henton, Katie Patterson and Tyler Stout.

Sponsors of this year’s contest include: Custom Shutters of Como, East Texas Longhorn Trailers, A.K. Gillis & Sons, City National Bank, Super Handy, frontporchnewstexas.com; Northeast Texas Farmers Coop, Community Bank, Lone Star Milk Producers, Coca/Dr Pepper Bottling, Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams, Sulphur Springs Cultured Specialties, M&F Western Products, Circle E Western Store, Brookshire’s Grocers and Gregg Price, attorney.

Prize sponsors for the winners were Sulphur Springs Floral Etcetera, Fieldhouse Sports, Farm Bureau, Classic Lanes, Circle E Western Wear, McConalds, KSST Radio, Farm Country Inc., Ag Power, Good News Christian Bookstore, Masters Hardware & Appliances, Sulphur Springs Hardware, Whataburger, Star Country Radio, Wal-Mart, Sulphur Springs Coca-Cola and City National Bank.

Judges for this year’s contest included local judges Craig Roberts, James Frank Jones, Janie Crump, Troy Young, Hillary Young, Paul Bailey, Linda Galligher, Marla Elliott, Chris Brown, Phyllis Loyd, Oscar Aguilar , Judy Gillem, And Mayor Yolanda Williams; balloon pilots Howard Evan, Martin Boda And Jeff Lavender; our friends from Corona California, Tom Johnson And Bill Dixon; and Warren Brewer, Jr., Northern Regional Manager with the Trinity River Authority.

A new Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream champion was crowned during the 5th Annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freezeoff held Saturday, June 9.

Mary Ellen Hoybook was named the overall winner in the State Champion Super Scoop Category, which is only open to past winners in the annual contest. Second place went to Carlie Penson.

Other winners in the annual Freezeoff are as follows:.

Little Dip Plain Category: Second place winner was Tori Cotton, while first place went to Victoria Shew.

Little Dip Fruit Category: Second place winner was Tori Dorner, with first place going to Landon Dorner.

Little Dip Novelty Category: Second place winner was Mandy Eckhardt, and first place went to Tori Cotton.

In The Big Dip Plain Category, third place winner was Conner McCorkle, second place winner was Annie Mae Abron, and first place went to Tonya Ross.

Big Dip Fruit Category: Third place winner was David Gideon, second place winner was Carlie Penson, and first place went to Mary Ellen Hoybook.

Big Dip Novelty Category: Third place winner was Chris Allan, preceded by second place winner Kaylene Black, while first place went to Billy Jack Allan.

The People’s Choice Award, voted on by those present at the contest, went to Kaylene Black.

Early registration prize winners were Ernest Young, Mandy Eckhardt, Carlie Penson, Ryan Henton, Katie Patterson and Tyler Stout.

Sponsors of this year’s contest include: Custom Shutters of Como, East Texas Longhorn Trailers, A.K. Gillis & Sons, City National Bank, Super Handy, frontporchnewstexas.com; Northeast Texas Farmers Coop, Community Bank, Lone Star Milk Producers, Coca/Dr Pepper Bottling, Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams, Sulphur Springs Cultured Specialties, M&F Western Products, Circle E Western Store, Brookshire’s Grocers and Gregg Price, attorney.

Prize sponsors for the winners were Sulphur Springs Floral Etcetera, Fieldhouse Sports, Farm Bureau, Classic Lanes, Circle E Western Wear, McConalds, KSST Radio, Farm Country Inc., Ag Power, Good News Christian Bookstore, Masters Hardware & Appliances, Sulphur Springs Hardware, Whataburger, Star Country Radio, Wal-Mart, Sulphur Springs Coca-Cola and City National Bank.

Judges for this year’s contest included local judges Craig Roberts, James Frank Jones, Janie Crump, Troy Young, Hillary Young, Paul Bailey, Linda Galligher, Marla Elliott, Chris Brown, Phyllis Loyd, Oscar Aguilar , Judy Gillem, And Mayor Yolanda Williams; balloon pilots Howard Evan, Martin Boda And Jeff Lavender; our friends from Corona California, Tom Johnson And Bill Dixon; and Warren Brewer, Jr., Northern Regional Manager with the Trinity River Authority.

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