He might look like a little guy, but it only took Austin Cook, 5, of Sparta, four minutes to finish off a banana split in the Sparta Tasty Treat’s banana split eating contest last Saturday.
The ice cream shop had a great turnout for their fourth annual event, held July 14. Forty-one people of all ages tried their best to be the first person in their age group to finish. The groups were divided into 7 and under, 8 to 15, and 16 and over. Entry into the contest was free.
Besides Austin, the other winners were Brandon Male, 14, of Sparta and Chris Carpenter, 42, also of Sparta.
Tasty Treat holds the contest every year during Sparta Town and Country Days, which also falls during National Ice Cream Month.