All-American Dairy Show Plans for 50th Anniversary

12/22/2012 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The All-American Dairy Show’s guiding group, the Pennsylvania Dairy and Allied Industries Association, recently elected new board members as it plans for the show’s 50th anniversary celebration.

The 2013 All-American Dairy Show will celebrate its golden jubilee with a show held earlier than in past years. Set for Sept. 7-12, it will feature 23 shows in six days, the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show and more than 2,400 animals from nearly 1,000 exhibitors at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

Rita Kennedy of Valencia, Pa., was re-elected as chairwoman and Alan McCauley of Ada, Ohio, was named vice chairman. Tom Arrowsmith of Peach Bottom, Pa., was elected as the board’s Jersey representative, and Matt Lawrence of Mercer, Pa., as the Red and White representative.

The committee recognized retiring vice chairwoman and Jersey exhibitor Michele Reasner of Newville, Pa., and outgoing Red and White representative Dana Erway of Coudersport, Pa., for their service.

Themed “A Celebration of Generations of Excellence,” the milestone show events will be chaired by longtime volunteer Jay Houser of Spring Mills, Pa. Several additions and special attractions are part of the celebration:

The National Dairy Shrine Banquet will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the PA Preferred Banquet Hall, coordinated by shrine members and All-American Dairy Show volunteers Charles and Judy Iager of Fulton, Md.

A dairy oxen demonstration will be Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8.

The charity benefit auction coordinated by George and Diane Cashell of Shippensburg, Pa., will be Sunday, Sept. 8, to support All-American Dairy Show youth programs and shows.

The annual “Got Milk?” dinner hosted by Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association has moved to Monday, Sept. 9.

The Eastern Elite Sale that will not only feature top-quality Holsteins but select special colored breeds will be Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The All-American Dairy Show also hosts the Premier National Junior Events, Sept. 7-10, a four-day youth event that will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

For more information about the show, contact show manager James Sharp at jasharp<\@> or 717-787-2905.

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