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Butter sculpture celebrates Farm Show milkshakes

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A half-ton of butter went into a sculpture that celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Farm Show's iconic milkshakes.

The butter sculpture, unveiled Thursday morning at the Farm Show Complex, is named for the 1954 song "Shake, Rattle and Roll" by Big Joe Turner and features a family enjoying a milkshake while watching a cow couple "shake."

The Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association, together with the Valley Grange #1360 from Lewisberry, serves 140,000 vanilla, chocolate and mixed milkshakes each year in the Farm Show food court.

Proceeds from sales of the shakes benefit scholarships, youth programs and agricultural education programs across the state.

Jim Victor of Conshohocken began sculpting the creation in mid-December.

At the end of the show, the butter donated by Land O' Lakes in Carlisle will be given to a Juniata County dairy farm where it will be converted to about 65 kilowatt hours of electricity to help operate the farm.

The eight-day show opens to the public on Saturday. The Food Court and Equine Arena opens Friday from 12-9 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $10.

 

On the Web: www.farmshow.state.pa.us

 

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