The exciting competition is already creating a buzz among residents, who are lining up for their chance to win an incredible 12 months’ supply of delicious Caribbean Dreams ice cream.
Registration in the inaugural 2013 Coolum Australia Day Ice Cream Eating Competition is via a simple gold coin donation and prospective contestants can enter either the ‘Little People’ category for 10-16 year olds, or the ‘Big People’ category – for 17yrs plus.
All proceeds of the competition will be donated to the Coolum Lions, with 20 final contestants to be decided by random ballot from all the nominations received.
The winner of the ‘Little people’ category will be the contestant that can devour a 500ml tub of Caribbean Dreams ice-cream the fastest, while the ‘Big People’ will face off in front of a delicious 1L tub of ice cream.
While the big winners in each category will enjoy free ice cream every week for the next year, runners up in both divisions will take home a large, deliciously refreshing Ice Cream Cake.
As an added bonus, all contestants who finish their entire tub of ice cream will receive a small take home pack of Caribbean Dreams ice cream of their choice.
“Emma and I are thrilled to be hosting Coolum’s first ever Ice Cream Eating Competition,” said Caribbean Dreams owner, Duncan Jones.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’re hoping to make it an annual highlight of Coolum’s Australia Day celebrations.
“There’s already been a lot of interest from locals, so we encourage anyone who thinks they’re up to the challenge to sign on at the store as soon as possible.”
The deliciously fun Caribbean Dreams Ice Cream Eating Competition adds a lip-licking new flavour to the town’s unique Australia Day program, which already holds the record as the coast’s longest running celebrations.
Caribbean Dreams will also line up alongside other entrants in the highly anticipated return of Coolum’s Australia Day Grand Parade and organisers are calling for volunteers to march in the parade and carry one of the many Lions District Flags to help celebrate Australia’s multiculturalism.
Additionally, nominations for Coolum’s Citizen of the Year Australia Day awards are open until 4pm on Wednesday 23 January, and locals are encouraged to nominate people who have selflessly devoted their time and energy to the community.
There’s also plenty of Aussie Day action happening down the road at Marcoola Surf Lifesaving Club’s third annual ‘Marcoola Rocks’ event, running from 10am to 7pm.
Featuring free live entertainment all day, free rides for the kids, a huge variety of food stalls, a surf helicopter rescue and fire engine display and plenty of beach game fun, patrons are invited to enjoy the music from the comfort of the surf club’s outdoor beach bar or be part of the free, patriotic action on the beach.
Head to www.marcoolaslsc.com.au for more ‘Marcoola Rocks’ info, or for detailed information on Coolum’s Australia Day spectacular, including a full program and details on the Caribbean Dreams Ice Cream Eating Comp, visit www.coolumbusinessandtourism.com.au.
Challengers for the inaugural ice cream eating championship title will line up in Tickle Park from 4pm on 26 January. Nomination forms are available at Caribbean Dreams, David Low Way Coolum and competition is expected to be fierce!