Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 16, 1994, Image 37

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    YORK (York Co.) Motorists
observed wearing seat belts were
rewarded with free evergreen tree
seedlings at nine interstate wel
come centers along interstate
highways in Pennsylvania recent
The unique seat belt incentive
program, which ran from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., was jointly sponsored
by the Pennsylvania State Police,
the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture. Pennsylvania Depart
ment of Transportation (Penn-
DOT), and the Pennsylvania
Christmas Tree Growers Associa
State Police officers positioned
themselves at PennDOT Welcome
Center entrance ramps and ob
served motorists who were wear
ing seat belts. Vouchers were pre
sented to motorists who were
wearing seat belts. The vouchers
were then redeemable for a Christ
mas tree seedling inside the wel
come center.
The Christmas Tree Growers
Association donated approximate
ly 8,000 seedlings for the pro
“The evidence is clear and irre
futable,” said Deputy State Police
Commissioner Robert C. Hickes
at a news conference at a welcome
center near York. “Seat belts save
lives. Federal studies have con
cluded that seat belt use reduces
the possibility of highway death
and injury by half.”
State Agriculture Secretary
Boyd E. Wolff said the incentive
program not only helped reinforce
the important message on seat belt
use, but also showcased Pennsyl
vania’s Christmas tree growing in
“Pennsylvania is a home to 42
million Christmas pees growing
on 44,000 acres,” Wolff said.
“The state’s tree industry provides
10,000 jobs and brings in about
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$25 million annually in revenue.
Pennsylvania is the fifth largest
producer of Christmas trees in the
William R. Moyer, state deputy
secretary for Highway Adminis
tration, said PennDOT was
“pleased to use the welcome cen
ters as an opportunity to highlight
the importance of seat belt use and
to encourage motorists to drive
safely in Pennsylvania.”
Others attending the news con
ference here were Peter Abrac
zinskas. President of the Christ
mas Tree Growers Association,
and Queen Evergreen Lori Irvin of
Homer City, Indiana County.
Evergreen tree seedlings were
handed out at the following wel
come centers: 1-70 in Fulton
County, 1-76 in Fulton County
(Sideling Hill), 1-78 in Northamp
ton County, 1-79 in Crawford
County, 1-80 in Mercer County,
1-81 in Franklin County, 1-81 in
Susquehanna County, 1-83 in
York County, and 1-95 in Dela
ware County.
Seat belt use in Pennsylvania is
currently estimated at 68 percent.
Limousin Enthusiasts Ready For Junior Show
1994 National Junior Limousin
Show and Congress is rapidly ap
proaching as Limousin juniors and
breed enthusiasts prepare for acti
vities July 18-23 in Jackson, Miss.
A host of activities is planned
for everyone during the week, be
ginning with the ever successful
and always educational North
American Limousin Junior Asso
ciation Leadership Conference.
The theme of “Creative Problem
Solving” will challenge and teach
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State Agriculture Secretary Boyd E. Wolff participated In a recent promotion at
state welcome centers that rewarded motorists wearing their seat belts with a free
Christmas tree seedling. Pictured, left to right, Fred Strathmeyer, Jr., Pennsylvania
Christmas Tree Growers Association Board Member; Secretary Wolff; Queen Ever
green Lori Irvin; Peter Abraczlnskas, president of the Christmas Tree Growers Asso
ciation; Deputy State Police Commissioner Robert Hlckes; and William Moyer, de
puty secretary for highway administration at the Pennsylvania Department of Trans
participants of all ages.
What’s more, history will be
made as show judges are provided
with EPD information for the first
time ever in addition to the stand
ard performance data. Comple
menting the national heifer show
will be the bred-and-owned show,
with prizes sponsored by the
Breeder’s Cup committee, and a
steer show.
Cattle are not required tocom
pete at the show and congress.
Juniors can choose events ranging
Custom Applications
from public speaking and extem
poraneous speaking to sales talks
and quiz bowls. Points for each
contest are added together for the
top honors in the Limousin
Activities for the whole family,
in addition to the competitions,
will include tours of the Missis-
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sippi Ag Museum, balloon rides, a
“Welcome to Mississippi” dinner
with Mary Ann Mobley Collins,
and a Limousin beef cook-off
sponsored by the Limouselles.
For more information on the
show and congress or the Limou
sin breed, contact the North
American Limousin Foundation at
(303) 220-1693.