All are invited to warm things up at Hot Sample Sunday, Jan. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. at Picket Fence Creamery south of Woodward. Admission is free. Enjoy hot elk chili, hot chocolate, hot fudge sundaes, and hot coffee while browsing the country store full of foods from over 100 Iowa families. Sample hot fried cheese curds, jalapeno cheddar Pella bologna, Denison mustards, wasabi peas, Neva’s bacon cheeseball, cajun elk sticks, breads, soups, dips, and several Iowa wines. Kids can see the calves and goats, and receive free coloring books.

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