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June is Dairy Month!

June 20, 2018

At the Herkimer County Legislature Meeting on Wednesday, June 14, the Herkimer County Dairy Princess and her court were presented a proclamation in the honor of Dairy Month. The proclamation presented read as follows:

WHEREAS, The Herkimer County Legislature recognizes the importance of the county's 150 dairy farmers and the cooperating agribusiness in producing milk by caring for 13,000 cows, tending our soil and water resources, creating and retaining jobs, and appreciates the nutritious convenience and affordability of wholesome milk; and

WHEREAS, Milk and real dairy products are nature's most perfect food whose protein, natural sugars, vitamins, calcium and minerals contribute so much to our health and vitality all year long; and

WHEREAS, We also set aside time to pay tribute to the County's Dairy Princess Program's 55th year in representing dairy farmers, their milk and their life's work by speaking to children and adults at schools and community events; and

WHEREAS, We salute this year's Alternate Dairy Princess - Connie Louise Frasier of Mohawk, and Dairy Ambassadors Katie Livingston of West Winfield, Natalie Teachout of Richfield Springs, Isabella Allen of Richfield Springs, and Natalie Fredericks of Little Falls for their enthusiasm and passion in telling the story of milk; Now, Therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That I, BERNARD PEPLINSKI, SR., Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature, do deem it fitting and appropriate to proclaim the Month of June 2018 as "DAIRY PRINCESS & COURT WEEK" and "DAIRY MONTH" in Herkimer County and encourage all citizens to join in this celebration.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the County of Herkimer, New York in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand Eighteen.

Pictured from left to right: Izabella Allen, Natalie Teachout, Natalie Fredericks, Kati Livingston (Dairy Ambassadors), Connie Frasier; Dairy Princess, and Mr. Peter J. Campione; Herkimer County Legislator

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