Registration is now underway at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Brandon for individuals who would like to participate in an Ice Cream Eating Contest. The contest will be held Saturday, July 19, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bruster’s, located at 120 Orleans Way in Brandon, next to The Home Depot. The contest is in recognition of National Ice Cream Month, which is the month of July.
The contest will feature child, youth and adult competitions, and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. In addition, there will be raffles, a space jump, face painting, and other fun activities for children. There is a small entry fee, however each contestant will receive a $5 gift card from Bruster’s.
Bruster’s owner Kevin Smith will donate part of the proceeds received throughout the day to Friends of Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization established to help enrich the lives of MSH patients, nursing home residents and individuals served in the community. The Friends organization dedicates 100 percent of its funds to support a variety of programs and activities such as a patient fishing rodeo, watermelon cutting, professional fireworks display, educational field trips and employee recognition programs.
The Rankin County Chamber of Commerce is assisting with the promotion and conducting of the project. For more information, call Bruster’s Real Ice Cream at (601) 824-3000.