In recognition of June Dairy Month, Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association is teaming up with milkshake fans, PA Dairy Princesses and area businesses and organizations to celebrate the Commonwealth’s leading sector of the State’s #1 industry Agriculture, (Dairy) along with all of the delicious, nutrient-enriched dairy products enjoyed by all ages.
Upcoming “MILKSHAKES ON THE MOO-VE” DAIRY MONTH Locations include:
Thursday, June 1st, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Fill a Glass with Hope® Kick Off at Weis Markets, 3440 Grandview Drive, Macungie, Pa.. PA Dairymen’s Association, American Dairy Association North East, Feeding Pennsylvania and Weis Markets along with the PA Dairy Princesses and other partners will announce how consumers can join the campaign to spread fresh milk across the state to families struggling with hunger. Milkshakes will be available to the public for purchase.
Friday, June 2nd, 6:00-10:00 p.m. – “LEGEN-DAIRY” City of Lancaster Bureau of Police First Friday Event, Ewell Plaza, 123 N. Queen St., Lancaster, Pa.. PA Dairymen’s Association is partnering with Lancaster City Police, PA Dairy Princesses, Star Rock Farms and sponsors to offer FREE milkshakes to the first 1,000 attendees, as well as fun games, a baby calf area, and more as part of Lancaster’s First Friday events. Milkshakes will be available to the public for purchase. Thanks to sponsors: City of Lancaster Bureau of Police, Star Rock Farms, Fulton Bank, Lancaster Ag Council, Acuity Advisors and CPAs, Blakinger Thomas Law Firm.
Tuesday, June 20th, Noon-5:00 p.m. – Renewal by Andersen of Central PA Days of Caring Dairy Celebration, Renewal by Andersen Showroom, 4856 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Renewal by Andersen of Central PA will host the Milkshake Truck to celebrate June Dairy month and will offer a FREE milkshake to the first 50 attendees. Milkshakes will be available to the public for purchase.
“We are excited to celebrate our state’s hardworking dairy farmers and all who help produce our delicious dairy foods and products for families across the state,” says PA Dairymen’s Association Executive Director Dave Smith. “We enjoy spreading milkshake smiles and collaborating with businesses and organizations to help educate everyone in our communities on where their food comes from and are looking forward to a fun month ahead,” he added.
Follow PA Dairymen’s Association on social media all month for dairy industry highlights and a full schedule of events on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Proceeds from milkshake sales help support the PA Dairymen’s charitable causes, scholarships and philanthropic work.
- Milk is the official beverage of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvania is home to more than 5,200 dairy farm families.
- Dairy contributes to $12.6 billion in annual revenue for Pennsylvania.
- PA ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of dairy farms and 8th in total milk production nationally.
- One 8-ounce serving of whole milk delivers 13 essential nutrients including 8 grams of protein.
- Every one cow supports $24,000 in annual economic revenue in Pa.
- Every 10 cows support one job in the state.
- 99 percent of all dairy farms in Pennsylvania are family owned.
About Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association: The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association is the oldest dairy group in Pennsylvania. The Dairymen’s Milkshake is the top-selling food item at the Food Court. The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association has been supporting “Fill a Glass with Hope®” with agriculture partners, Feeding PA, American Dairy Association North East, corporate partners and food banks since 2015. Over the past four years, the PA Dairymen have donated more than $1 million to programs including The Calving Corner; agricultural and educational projects; initiatives and scholarships; the Fill A Glass with Hope® fresh milk campaign for neighbors in need; the Choose PA Dairy consumer education and awareness campaign; the PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Education Lab that travels to schools; and the PA Dairy Princess and Promotion Program. Their philanthropic efforts build a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians. For more information, visit www.padairymens.com.