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Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Dairymen's Association Milkshake at the 98th Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today joined the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association and Valley Grange #1360 in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Dairymen's Association milkshake.

"The Dairymen's Association milkshake is a tradition that has stood the test of time," said Governor Corbett, "Each year thousands of Pennsylvanians enjoy this delicious treat here at the Pennsylvania Farm Show."

At the 50's-themed showcase event the governor, along with David Smith of the Dairymen's Association, joined in a milkshake toast to commemorate the six decade-long tradition of delicious vanilla and chocolate shakes.

Also joining the governor at the celebration were members of the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, Penn State's THON organization, and several recipients of the Four Diamonds Fund, which benefits pediatric cancer patients at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

The chocolate and vanilla milkshakes are available at the Pa. Dairymen's Association booth in the food court of the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

The cost of each milkshake is $4.

Each year, the Pa. Dairymen's Association and Valley Grange #1360 operate 15 milkshake machines at the Farm Show. The Valley Grange #1360 recruits 35 people per shift at three shifts per day to maintain production. More than 400 Grange volunteers are scheduled for the duration of this year's Farm Show.

For more information about the Dairymen's Association milkshake, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

Media contact: Owen McEvoy, 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

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