Creamy culture: Half-ton butter sculpture unveiled at farm show

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Signaling the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show is about to open, the event's annual butter sculpture has been revealed.

The sculpture unveiled Jan. 5 is called "A Culture of Stewardship." It pays tribute to dairy farmers, who the artists say are stewards of the land, air, water and community.

About a half-ton of butter was used to create the piece, which shows a landscape of farms and undulating hillsides giving way to forest-covered peaks.

Husband-and-wife suburban Philadelphia sculptor team Jim Victor and Marie Pelton say they think the piece uniquely depicts the characteristics of Pennsylvania.

The farm show began Jan. 7 for the general public at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in Harrisburg. It wraps up Jan. 14.

Moo-ve over: Michigan city tops ice cream sundae record

LUDINGTON, Mich. — Moo-ve over: One Michigan city has officially claimed another's ice cream world record.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that Moo-ville Creamery in Nashville has been recognized by Guinness World Records for staging the longest ice cream sundae in September.

Three months earlier, the massive dessert in the Lake Michigan town of Ludington organized by the House of Flavors measured roughly 2,970 feet long and fed thousands of people along eight blocks. Nashville, more than 100 miles to the southeast, broke that record by making a dessert that spanned 3,656 feet.


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Moo-ville manager Tina Westendorp says she and others traveled to Ludington to see how it was done. Nashville's main thoroughfare wasn't long enough so organizers had to create two dessert tracks next to each other.

Associated Press