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      Hundreds line up for homemade ice cream

      A man shows his favorite ice cream sample.

      Ice cream lovers got a special homemade treat Saturday.

      More than 100 people lined up to try samples of homemade ice cream in the historic village of Arrow Rock.

      The outdoor competition featured flavors like dark chocolate raspberry, butter pecan, cinnamon, praline, chocolate chip and banana.

      "I made butter pecan," said Ruth Scherer, 68, who brought her own dish to the competition. "We call it 'Arrow Rock butter pecan' because we made it with arrow rock nuts. And it's number one on the line of, I think, nine or 10 here. I think it's a winner."

      The annual outdoor gourmet competition featured ice cream made from scratch by residents of Arrow Rock.

      The money raised goes to help the Arrow Rock Community Volunteer Fire Department and to preserve the old schoolhouse, which was used from 1928 until 1968 and now serves as a community centerpiece.

      "It's just to bring people out to Arrow Rock to show them this great historic village," said Sandy Selby, the president of the Historic Arrow Rock Council. "And to have a good time."

      This year live music was added, with musicians from around the area coming to perform for free.