Pa. Holstein convention heads west

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Holstein Association will hold its annual meeting Feb. 21-23 in the western part of the state, at the Radisson Hotel in West Middlesex, Pa.

The board of directors meeting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 begins the convention. Wednesday activities also include an afternoon tour to Control Molding and Plastics Company and the Wendell August Forge Company. Commercial exhibits and the dairy bar will open at noon.

The convention banquet will be Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. The Hall of Fame winners and Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder winner will be announced.

After dinner the Millcreek Ramblers will provide entertainment and dancing will follow with DJ Jesse Lawrence.

Bud Leckie, president of the national Holstein association, will speak during the annual meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22.

The women’s program will begin at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to allow everyone to attend the morning session. The luncheon and program entertainment will be held at the Oak Tree Country Club.

The convention sale will highlight Thursday evening. A presale buffet will run from 5-7 p.m., with the sale getting under way at 7 p.m.

Consignments are currently being sought. If you are interested in consigning, contact Mike Weimer at 814-498-2047 or Bill Allen at 717-944-1374.

The awards breakfast is Feb. 23, honoring many award recipients and featuring speaker Walter Shide.

Tickets for convention meals must be ordered by Feb. 1. The convention banquet is $25; women’s program, $15; presale buffet, $15; and awards breakfast, $10. Ticket orders and meal reservations, along with payment to the 2001 Pa. Holstein Convention, can be sent to Cindy Weimer, 154 Crossroads Church Dr., Emlenton, PA 16373; 814-498-2047.

Lodging rates are $72; reservations must be made by Feb. 1 to the Radisson, 724-528-2501.

The Radisson is located off Interstate 80 at exit 1-N.

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