Monday, July 28, 2014

Tall Tales and Ice Cream Contests – July 12, 2014

Goldmine Toastmasters had its annual Tall Tales and Homemade Ice Cream Contests on July 12 at Baker’s Creek Park in Kannapolis. Kemp Edwards, Sergeant at Arms, opened the contest and led the pledge of allegiance. Goldmine’s president, Matthew Charity, welcomed the members and guests.

We started the beautiful day off with some homemade ice cream from several Goldmine members: Phyllis Kombol, Sam Mullis, Gerry Fenner, and Serena Edwards. Glenda Edwards also participated in the contest and made some homemade blackberry cobbler (Can you say, “yum!”)

After eating our favorite ice cream flavors that included Chocolate and Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Blueberry, “Just Chocolate,” and Strawberry Cheesecake, we sat down for the Tall Tales Contest. 

Participants included the following:

  1. Phyllis Kombol – “My New Venture.” She told tales of acrobatic squirrels in her backyard
  2. Mahesh Duggal – “The Mark of a Champion.” Imagine meeting Lebron James in your local ER! 
  3. Sonny Tolbert – “The Cabin Trail”. A trail to an edible cabin? Only it had already been eaten!
  4. Peggy Beach – “A VIP Visitor.” George Washington has come back from the dead! And visited the city of Raleigh! 
  5. Georgia Carlton – “Lasting Impressions.” Her lasting impressions were of a little boy on a flight to Canada. 
  6. Jennifer Asaro – “The Dog Days of Summer.” The “dog days” of her summer were interrupted by a feisty pooch!

The Contest Master then interviewed the contestants as the Ballot Counters counted the ballots. He announced the winners of both contests and presented the awards with Chief Judge Glenda Edwards.

Ice Cream Winners:
1st Place: Sam Mullis “Just Chocolate”
2nd place: Gerry Fenner “Chocolate and Vanilla”
3rd place: Serena Edwards “Strawberry Cheesecake Delight”

Tall Tales Winners:
1st Place: Peggy Beach
2nd Place: Mahesh Duggal
3rd Place: Phyllis Kombol

Special thank you to the participants:
·         Contest Chair: Eugene Preston
·         Chief Judge (Tall Tales): Glenda Edwards
·         Timer: Pete Breidenbach
·         Ballot Counters: Serena Edwards and Sam Mullis
·         All the Goldmine members who helped with set-up, refreshments and planning
·         Our Toastmasters and community friends for joining us!

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