If you’re a sports fan, then this year’s butter sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show is for you.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding helped unveil the butter sculpture Thursday, carved from a half-ton of butter and depicting three of Pennsylvania’s professional sports mascots: Philadelphia Flyers’ Gritty, Philadelphia Eagles’ Swoop and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steely McBeam celebrating with a spread of dairy products.
“Every year, farm show brings crowds to Harrisburg to celebrate things they love,” Fetterman says. “This year, we hope to connect even more Pennsylvanians to our state fair and to agriculture by representing the faces of those they already love, from the west and east of Pennsylvania.”
The sculpture, sponsored by American Dairy Association North East, features Gritty, Swoop and Steely McBeam united at a tailgate celebration through dairy. Sculptors Jim Victor and Marie Pelton began work in mid-December. The butter was donated by Land O’ Lakes in Carlisle.
“This year’s farm show theme is Imagine the Opportunities, and it’s meant to be taken to heart by both producers and consumers,” Redding says.
The sculpture is on display in the Farm Show’s Main Hall. Following the farm show, the butter will be moved to the Reinford Farm in Juniata County to be converted into renewable energy in the farm’s methane digester.Source: Pennsylvania Farm Show, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.