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29 things that the Pa. Farm Show butter sculpture has honored

Written by Ed Mahon/PA Post | Jan 4, 2019 4:53 AM
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The 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture was unveiled Jan. 3, 2019. Its title is "Find Your Power" and is made of more than 1,000 pounds of butter. (Lisa Wardle/WITF)

(Undated) -- The butter sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show has honored a lot of people and things:

Ben Franklin, football players, former President Dwight Eisenhower (who had a home in Gettysburg), the Amish community, firefighters, soldiers, Ben Franklin again, milkshakes and so on.

Here's a look.

(Descriptions are from the American Dairy Association North East, which sponsors the butter sculpture.)

1991: Ben Franklin

1992: Dairy Princes with 4-H Child

1993: Ice cream vendor

1994: Football players

1995: World War II butter rations

1996: President Eisenhower feeding a calf

1997: Amish community (Amish boy pulling a calf)

1998: School lunch program (cafeteria lady with apples)

1999: Miss Commonwealth

2000: Tribute to county fairs (carousel)

2001: Produce market (first use of colored butter)

2002: Tribute to 9/11 heroes

2003: Tribute to Pa. Farm Show (cow with relief sculptures)

2004: Tribute to Milton Hershey (use of chocolate)

2005: Tribute to Farmland Preservation

2006: Tribute to progress in the dairy industry (old milk wagon delivering new milk vending machine)

2007: Ben Franklin with the Liberty Bell

2008: Tribute to agricultural education in Pennsylvania (children boarding school bus with cow)

2009: Tribute to the Pennsylvania National Guard and dairy farm families

2010: Dairy farms' economic contribution (farm family at breakfast table)

2011: Tribute to Fuel Up to Play 60 (kids on jungle gym, farmer and football player)

2012: Tribute to 100th anniversaries of the Pennsylvania 4-H and Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs

2013: Tribute to PA Preferred

2014: Tribute to 60th anniversary of the PA Dairymen's Association Milkshake

2015: Tribute to local food banks and the "Fill a Glass with Hope" milk campaign

2016: In honor of the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show and the people who participate in the

show's contests and exhibits

2017: Tribute to dairy farmers who are committed to A Culture of Stewardship

2018: Pennsylvania Dairy Industry: Strength in Our Diversity. Careers from Crop to Consumer.

2019: Choose PA Dairy and Find Your Power

 

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FILE PHOTO: The Pennsylvania Farm Show Butter Sculpture is unveiled during a ceremony at the Farm Show complex Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower)

The sculptors

1991-1994: Raymond Mackintosh

1995: Jim Victor

1996-2002: Ed Shank

2003-2007: Jim Victor

2008-2019: Jim Victor and Marie Pelton

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