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BltUncastar Firming, Saturday, March 18, 1995
Eight of the members of the Lehigh County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee,
from left front row: Dawn Lennon, Janet Bachman, Minnie Young, Priscilla Greiss
and Claire Shelly. Back row: Nancy Semmel, Diane Schlauch and Karen Boyd.
Lehigh Holds Mini
NEW TRIPOLI (Lehigh
Co.) —More than 5,000 people
attended the weekend celebration
of the Lehigh County Mini Farm
Show held at the Trexlertown Mall
on March 4,5, and 6. The event
was sponsored by the Women’s
Committee of the Lehigh County
Farm Bureau. General chairman of
the event was Diane Schlauch, Sla
tington and Priscilla Greiss, Sla
lington, served as Vice-Chairman.
The kick-off of the event was
the huge ice cream sundae made by
Turkey Hill Farm. The master
piece contain .4 126 gallons of ice
cream, 5 gallons of chocolate syr
up, 5 gallons of strawberries, and
20 pounds of pecans. The sundae’s
were then dished out b.’ the
Women’s committee with help
from the other Farm Bureau Board
Members. More than 2,600 ample
servings were given away to the
public in less than 90 minutes.
The mall was filled to capacity
with agriculture exhibits and dis
plays; sampling of ag commodi
ties; demonstrations; 20 farm ani
mals to pet as well as other
Sampling was being done by
Hatfield Qualitiy Meats, showing
off their new micro-wave ham;
Leidy with their country sausage;
Beatrice foods with samples of
many kinds of cheese; Atlantic
Dairy Coop and Weis Markets
with strawberry milk.
Education of the non-farm con
sumer was on the mind of the
ladies in the planning of the show.
All of the major players in agricul
ture in the Lehigh Valley were pre
Penn Fiber Guild, demonstrated weaving at the show.
Smiley the Hatfield Pig was a big hit at the Mini Farm Show.
tion Service, Lehigh/Northampton
Dairy Princess Program, Lehigh
County Holstein Club, Lehigh
County Potato Club, Lehigh Val
ley Beekeepers Assn., Trexler
town Grange, ASCS, PA Depart
ment of Agriculture and Schnecks
ville Community Fair.
The 4-H Club Program in the
valley was well represented at both
ends of the mall. The Wildlife and
Livestock Clubs had a petting zoo
with many sheep and pigs, a horse,
a baby calf, rabbits, guinea pigs,
chickens and goats. The sheep club
leader, Mrs. Gressley was demon
strating spinning and the clubs had
decorated the wall with a beautiful
mural pf rolling farm land. 4-H
leaders, Darlene Brosky and Tina
Roth coordinated the zoo and con
ducted children’s story time.
At the other end of the mall, the
traditional 4-H clothing and foods
projects were being demonstrated.
Members were sewing on state-of
the-art sewing machines and the
sent with educational displays.
Groups included were Agriculture
Extension, Farm Credit, PA Lives
tock Association, Soil Conserva-
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