Dairy youth will benefit from $15,560 in scholarship money raised during the Youth Benefit Auction, Sunday, Sept. 8 at the 2013 All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg.
The third annual auction, coordinated by George Cashell and his wife Denise, has helped raise more than $65,000 for youth attending the All-American Dairy Shows.
Attendees bid on unique dairy themed items featuring the seven dairy breeds and the 50th Anniversary of the All-American Dairy Show. The items included artwork, crafts, farm equipment and trips.
Top items included: a Brown Swiss bell, a set of pack ends for show stalls, a wooden farm set, a handmade quilt with all seven dairy breeds, a stanchion light and a Bonnie Mohr painting.
The Pennsylvania Dairy Princess and Promotions Services raised $375 by auctioning baked goods.
Patti Hushon, Premier National Junior Events coordinator, presented George Cashell, coordinator of the auction, a hand painted butter churner for his dedication.
The 50th All-American Dairy Show, the world’s largest dairy show, runs Sept. 7-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. This year’s show features 23 shows in six days, the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show, nearly 3,000 animals and 2,000 exhibitors from across the nation. For more information, visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us or call 717-787-2905.