If you have a passion for ice cream — eating and making — then don’t miss the annual Morgan Mill Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Morgan Mill Community Center.
“We will judge the ice cream sometime around 11 a.m. and people can register their ice cream right at the door,” said Harmony Masonic Lodge secretary Johnnie Hutchins. “There were so many people last year that we ran out around 2 p.m., so hopefully we have more come out this year.”
Those interested in competing in the ice cream contest need to register between 10:30-11 a.m. the day of the event. The cost is $20 and a minimum of two-gallons is required.
“We also ask people to label their container with their name and what kind of ice cream it is,” Hutchins said.
There will be three winners — first place will receive $125 and a White Mountain ice cream freezer; second place will receive $75 and third will receive $50.
Those attending can enjoy all the ice cream they can eat until it runs out as well as a BBQ lunch for $10 — $5 for kids under the age of 10 — and live music. The proceeds will benefit the Harmony, Lingleville and Clairette lodges.
Carter BloodCare will also be on site for those who would like to give blood.
“We’re going to do a special door prize this year,” Hutchins said. “A guy donated us a Savage Bolt Action 243 with a scope, a deer rifle, and we’re selling the door prize tickets for $5 each.”
After enjoying a meal and ice cream, walk it off at a tour of the Harmony Lodge building.
“This is just a great event,” Hutchins said. “Getting the community involved and meeting people is the fun part of it.”
For more information about the Morgan Mill Freeze Off, visit the Facebook page or www.TheGreatFreezeOff.org.