John Thomas, left, and Bobbie Bradford, were declared the winners in the homemade ice cream contest held by the WaLLi program at Wallace State Community College.

John Thomas, left, and Bobbie Bradford, were declared the winners in the homemade ice cream contest held by the WaLLi program at Wallace State Community College.

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — More than a dozen members of the Wallace State Lifelong Learning Institute (WaLLi) found a way to beat the heat recently when they held a homemade ice cream contest at the college.

Four members brought containers of their favorite recipes to be judged and then enjoyed by everyone, with two receiving top honors. Bobbie Bradford’s No Churn Cherry Cheesecake brought the top prize, with John Thomas coming in next with his Cinnamon Black Walnut ice cream. Other flavors in the competition included peach from Charles and Betty Heaton and vanilla by Wanda Creel. A fifth flavor of peanut butter ice cream was brought in by WaLLi staff member Sandy Seibert. Brownies, cookies and even peanut butter fudge were available to pair with the cool treats.

Bradford said she found the recipe for her award-winning ice cream on Pinterest. Thomas joked with her it wasn’t fair she won since she didn’t have to churn her ice cream. The two each earned gift certificates to Dairy Queen.

WaLLi is open to area residents 50 and older, and offers many opportunities and activities each semester. Along with access to the Wellness Center Gym, WaLLi members can take advantage of various classes, activities and events. Trips, entertainment, games, potluck socials and more are offered each semester.

Membership is $40 per person each Fall and Spring semester, $30 for Summer semester, or $99 for the year (August through July). Registration is currently being accepted for the 2017-2018 year.

For more information, visit www.wallacestate.edu/lifelong-learning, call 256.352.7826 or mandi.perkins@wallacestate.edu.

 

WaLLi members dig in to containers of homemade ice cream during a contest held recently at Wallace State.

WaLLi members dig in to containers of homemade ice cream during a contest held recently at Wallace State.