ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTHI) - One local woman might top the list of the nation's biggest ice cream fan. She's part of a national contest for Blue Bell, and she's in the top nine!
Three years ago, Liddy Wright didn't expect to be in the running for a national contest in the future. Back then, she would have taken being alive.
"They actually had my husband call in the family," said Wright. "They did not think I was going to make it."
Wright was diagnosed with a liver disease, one that kept her in the hospital for weeks. Thankfully, she recovered from her death bed, but the reason how might surprise you.
"My doctor actually said, 'milk is the perfect food,' and Blue Bell has whole milk in it," she explained.
Wright first tasted Blue Bell when she went to school at Auburn University. The Texas-based company had a plant in Alabama.
Treatment, exercise, and three milkshakes a day for two months finally got Wright back to good health.
Fast forward, and at the urging from family and friends, Wright entered Blue Bell's do tell contest. She shared why she is their number one fan.
"I thought you know, there's going to be so many, and it doesn't cost anything," said Wright, "go ahead and give it a whirl, so yeah, I was pretty shocked."
She was shocked when she was notified that she was a finalist for a VIP trip to the company's headquarters.
While she thinks winning would be great, she's said she's just happy to enjoy her favorite dessert.
"It really does taste like homemade, like you used to make with your mom and dad in the old churn," Wright said.
But now Wright needs your help to get to that number one spot as the nation's biggest ice cream fan.
All it takes is a few clicks at www.bluebell.com. You'll need to become a Country Club member. From there, click on the "What's New" tab and view the entries for the Do Tell contest. Wright is contestant number nine.
The voting started September 20 and goes till October 9 and you can vote once a day!
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