A week before the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Kylie Costik prepared her lamb for competition, washing it, blow-drying it and shearing it in the barn at her family’s Londonderry Twp. home.
Impress the judge – appearance and countenance in the ring are important – and you can qualify to have your animal sold at auction near the end of the week-long show.
Costik and her lamb placed fifth among Junior Crossbred Market Lambs in the Division 4 weight class, earning them a chance to go to sale on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Costik, a member of the Lower Dauphin Livestock 4-H Club, had tended, exercised and trained her lamb since the animal was about two months old.
Family and friends captured her preparation and her award-winning appearance at the show.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 14:53
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Talk about Christmas spirit – Londonderry Twp.’s Boy Scout Troop 97 and Cub Scout Pack 97 decided that their traditional food collections for local food banks was not enough. They took giving even further.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:10
The 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, 24 acres of farm heaven featuring 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and the best milkshakes you’ve ever tasted.
A rodeo, chili cook-off, cupcake competition, celebrity grape stomp and the show’s annual Sheep to Shawl contest are among the events scheduled for the farm celebration’s last days – Wednesday, Jan. 13 through Saturday, Jan 16. The show runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg except for Saturday, when it closes at 5 p.m.
Gov. Tom Wolf opened the show on Friday, Jan. 8.
Among the day’s highlights: A new milkshake flavor, strawberries and cream, was introduced.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 15:35
Written by Eric Wise
Crews from Lower Swatara Twp. will plow state roads in the township again next winter under an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that was approved unanimously by township commissioners on Wednesday, July 15.
Lower Swatara will get about $300 more in 2015-16 from PennDOT for snow plowing. In a particularly bad winter, the department may provide additional money for the township’s services, although no money is returned to the state following a mild season treating the roads.
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