Harrisburg creates giant sundae to celebrate 76th June Dairy Month

first_imgPennsylvania’s dairy promotion organizations celebrated June Dairy Month with the creation of a colossal ice cream sundae built recently during the Family Favorites Festival in Harrisburg.advertisementadvertisementVolunteers created the giant sundae using 90 gallons of Turkey Hill vanilla ice cream. The mountain of ice cream was covered with 10 gallons of chocolate fudge, 10 gallons of cherries and 30 pounds of chopped pecans. The sundae was topped with whipped cream and a 12-inch ball of cherries.On June 30, another giant sundae was created at the Please Touch Museum in the state’s Centennial District.Both events were sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program on behalf of commonwealth dairy farmers, who work together to promote milk and dairy products.Dairy is the largest segment of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry, generating more than $2.3 billion in economic activity annually. Each year, Pennsylvania’s 541,000 dairy cows produce 10.5 billion pounds, or 5.4 percent, of the nation’s total supply of milk annually.advertisementThose who turned out to the Harrisburg event included Kathy Walton, a Cumberland County dairy farmer who spoke on behalf of the state’s dairy farmers. Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig read Gov. Tom Corbett’s proclamation declaring June is Dairy Month in the Commonwealth, and Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Maria Jo Noble and other dairy princesses from across the state helped with activities. PD—From DairySpot news releasePHOTOPennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig presents Gov. Corbett’s proclamation declaring June is Dairy Month in the commonwealth to Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Maria Jo Noble and Kathy Walton, a Cumberland County dairy farmer. Photo courtesy of DairySpot.last_img