How cool is that? Your vote decides

By Kelly McCarthy

July 12, 2013 Updated Jul 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) For those planning on heading into downtown Binghamton for the July Fest on Saturday, they have the chance to choose the coolest dessert in town.

Binghamton's Center for Technology and Innovation is hosting the "How Cool Is That?" contest.

People can stop by to taste the flavors from local vendors and vote for your favorites.

The contest highlights central New York's role in dairy innovation since the 1830s. Inventions like Elmer's Glue and Borden's Condensed milk came from our local area.

"In addition, separating cream from milk," said Director Susan Sherwood. "That technology was invented in Bainbridge and is used also today in hospitals as they separate blood."

It's scheduled from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., right after the Parlor City 5k and right before the Jazz Fest begins.

"So you're downtown, come down early have some ice cream and some cheese," Sherwood said. "And then go to the concert or run and watch your family run and come celebrate with ice cream and cheese."

Guest speaker David Bandler, a Cornell Professor of Cheese will give a presentation at 11 a.m.

Kids and students can attend the event free of charge, for adults its $5.

The event is at 321 Water St. in Binghamton.

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