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Shop owner Pat Netko, alongside her mascots Katie White and Morgan Lohmiller, explained the rules of the contest. Photo by Dan Determan

Screaming for ice cream


More than 120 people crowded in the front lawn of Lake Country Crafts & Cones in Crosslake on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 14, for the business' 14th annual ice cream eating contest.

Forty-eight contestants — ranging in age from 3 to 64 — engaged in races to see who could eat a bowl of ice cream the fastest with a number of stipulations, depending on the contestant's age.

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Dan Determan
Staff Writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper