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Name that Ice Cream! Contest Winners Take Prizes



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    SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 5 : An ice cream cone is displayed at Swensen's Ice Cream shop on July 5, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has increased what dairy farmers receive for a gallon of milk to $1.98, up from $1.06 last year. The price increase comes as a result of a various shifts in supply and demand and rising costs of fuel. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

    Forget name that tune -- for 11 lucky Connecticut residents -- name that ice cream is paying off big time.  How does an entire summer's worth of free ice cream sound?

    The Farmer's Cow, a group of local Connecticut dairy farms, has announced the lucky winners in their ice cream naming contest.

    It was some cool competition -- over 3,000 entries from all over the state.  And it proves you are never too young or too old to love ice cream -- contestants ranged in age from high school to their 90s.

    Besides having their name chosen -- each winner will receive a summer's supply of the Farmer's Cow ice cream.

    And the winners are --- 

    "Hay! Hay! Hay! Vanilla" -- Tracey Shortell of Wallingford

    "Cow Barn Chocolate" -- Sebastian Tonewo, Franklin

    "Farm Stand Cherry Vanilla" -- Karen Provoncha, Storrs

    "Summer Meadow Strawberry" -- Kip Kolesinskas, Manchester

    "Up Early Coffee"  -- Jim Orffitelli, Manchester.

    "Heifer Nutter Peanut Butter Cup" -- Sam Hinckley, Windsor

    "Fields of Mint Chocolate Chip" -- Jennifer Gaskins, Newtown

    "Milking Time Cookies & Cream" -- Mark Sanchez, Manchester

    "Muddy Boots Chocolate Chocolate Chip" -- Zak Nadeau, Moosup

    One name was picked at random for the contest.  Allen Patenaude of Torrington was the lucky random winner.

    The first batches of the Farmer's Cow ice cream will hit stores by Memorial Day.

    The Farmer's Cow is a group of local Connecticut dairy farms that produce fresh, hormone-free milk, half and half and heavy cream.  They also sell all-natural eggs, apple cider and seasonal beverages.