2018 Stew Contest Winners

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The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the
2018 winners of the 
World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest:

Campsite & Costume
Campsite and costume winner this year was site #73 Seth Bollinger, Zac Minter sponsored by Atmos Energy.
Their $200 prize was provided by Super Handy.

Honorable Mention: Campsite/Costume: M-B Wade Juarez, Anida Reed Sponsored by Diamond Bar J.

Super Campsite
The John Chester Award for Super Campsite winner was site #7 Chris and Scarlett Gibbins sponsored by Texas Heritage National Bank. Their $250 prize was provided by Sulphur Springs Centre for Dance.

Honorable Mention:Super Campsite/Costume: #18B Amanda McKinneyDarel Roach Sponsored by Roach Construction.

Beef Stew
First place beef stew winner was the team of  #15 John Wilburn, RudyEllis.  sponsored by Ballard Drivers. Their$300.00 prize money was provided by Farmers Electric Co-op. Their first place stew was purchased for $600.00 by PCI Manufacturing.

Second place beef stew winner was the team of #23B Logan Vaughan, Chris Clement sponsored by Sulphur Springs Country Club. Their $150 prize money was provided by Hollis Mechanical.  Their second place stew was purchased for $450.00 by Texas Heritage National Bank.

Third place beef stew winner was the team of #96 Evan Huston, Juli Long, sponsored by Frank Long, Attn. at Law. Their $100 prize money was provided by Alliance Document Shredding. Their third-place stew was purchased for $250 by Advantage Copy Systems. 

Honorable Mention: Beef Stew: #67 Rob Stanley, Carey Gable Sponsored by_ParisJunior College.

Chicken Stew
First place chicken stew winner was the team of #26Kylie Littlefield Smith, Katey Brown sponsored by Financial Solutions. Their prize money of $300.00 was provided by Roper& White. Their first-place chicken stew was purchased for $600.00 by GDC Industrial.

Second place chicken stew winner was the team of # 17 John Wilburn, Rudy Ellis sponsored by John and Lisa Wilburn.  Their prize money of$150.00 was provided by Hollis Mechanical. Their second place chicken stew was purchased for $450.00 by Circle E Western Wear.

Third place chicken winner was the team of  #75 Kaci Kennedy, Kaylan Bounds sponsored by Muddy Jakes. Their prize money of $100.00 was provided by Alliance Document Shredding.  Their third-place stew was purchased for $250.00 by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the Law Office of Gregg Price.

Honorable Mention: Chicken Stew: #78 Jimmy Helfferich sponsored by Alliance Document Shredding.

Super Stew Beef

First Place Beef Super Stew

1st Place Super Stew Beef winner was the team of 348 Garrett Glass, Brandon Williams sponsored by  Guaranty Bank &Trust. Their prize money of $500.00 was provided by Janet Martin Realty. Their winning quart of Super Stew Beef was purchased for $900.00 by Oncor.

2nd place Super Stew Beef award was won by #M-L David Joslin, Vern Hawkins sponsored by J-5Auto.  Their prize money of $250.00 was sponsored by Bell Concrete and NET Farmers Co-op.  The 2nd place Super Stew Beef was purchased for $ 500.00 by CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital – Sulphur Springs.

3rd place Super Stew Beef award was won by #62 Tonya and James Ross, Brent McClendon sponsored by AllianceBank. Their prize money of $100.00 was sponsored by Jiffy Signs.  Their 3rdplace Super Stew Beef was purchased for $300 by Nor-Tex Tractor.

Honorable Mention:Super Stew Beef: #105 James Clark, Zachary Clark Sponsored by Sulta Manufacturing.

Super Stew Chicken

First Place Chicken Super Stew

1st Place Super Stew Chicken winner was the team of #117 John Mark McAfee, Bambi McAfee sponsored by McAfee Farms. Their prize money of $500.00 was provided by AtmosEnergy. Their winning quart of Super Stew Chicken was purchased for $900.00 by Interstate Body Shop.

2nd place Super Stew Chicken award was won by _#_86 Elaine Merrell, Doris Humphrey sponsored by CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital -Sulphur Springs.  Their prize money of $250.00 was sponsored by Jay Hodge Chevrolet.  The 2ndplace Super Stew Chicken was purchased for $500.00 by Summit Dental_.

3rd place Super Stew Chicken award was won by #28 Steve Littlefield, James McMahan sponsored by Re/MaxAdvanced.  Their prize money of $100.00 was sponsored by Temples Trailer Sales.  Their 3rd place Super Stew Chicken was purchased for $300 by  Nor-TexTractor.

Honorable Mention: Super Stew Chicken: #38 Dale Owens, Marci Owens Sponsored by SSHS Class of ‘78.


We would also like to thank the following sponsors who provided products for the contest.
The delicious cheese you are eating today is provided by:

  • Saputo
  • SS Commercial Services
  • A & S Air Conditioning
  • Southwest Dairy Museum

Our service tents were generously provided today by:

  • Hopkins/Rains County Farm Bureau
  • Triple Crown Roofing
  • SS Commercial Services

Our other sponsors that we couldn’t live without are:

  • Alliance Bank and Galyean Insurance
  • CnC Pro Audio Video
  • Latson’s.com
  • Chili’s
  • State Representative Dan Flynn
  • Carriage House Manor
  • Central Baptist Church
  • Whataburger
  • Joe Bob’s Convenience Stores
  • Coffee Off the Square
  • Dr. Liao Ortho Center
  • VF Outlet
  • Wal-Mart
  • Sign Gypsies
  • Ocean Spray
  • Hope Family Fellowship
  • Fix ‘n Feed
  • Cross Country Communications
  • 95.9 Star Country

Finally, thank you to all of our volunteers today!

  • Blue Blazes
  • Juvenile Probation
  • HOSA
  • Sulphur Bluff Beta
  • Teen Court -Volunteer & Student Workers
  • Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Ambassadors, & Volunteers