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Ice cream to make you smile

QUEENSBURY Naming a new ice cream can be tricky, so Warren County Tourism partnered with Stewarts Shops and had a contest.

Running from June 25 through July 15, the ice cream naming contest was to promote the Lake George area. Last week, the winner was announced at the Stewarts Shop on Bay Road in Queensbury.

With 464 entries from 15 states, Warren County Director of Tourism Kate Johnson said the choice was tough, but they chose 32-Mile Smile, submitted by Barbara Watson of Scotia.

We had a lot of very creative entries, but we chose 32-Mile Smile because of the association with our tagline, Betcha we can make you smile! said Johnson. Thirty-two-mile Lake George definitely elicits miles of smiles for all who visit it.

The new flavor consists of vanilla ice cream with chocolate swirl and chocolate-covered almonds, and will be available at the dipping counters in all Warren County Stewarts Shops throughout August.

Watson won a years supply of free ice cream from Stewarts and a host of admission to area attractions along with other prizes.

The panel of judges who chose the winner were: Louis Tessier, Lake George supervisor and chairman of the Warren County Tourism Committee, Dan Belden, Hague supervisor, Bolton Supervisor Zandy Gabriels, Kate Johnson and Joanne Conley, assistant coordinator, Warren County Tourism.

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