Moo-off part of the fun

TROY - Call them Milk Maniacs.

On Wednesday at the Troy Fair, people of all ages showed up for Milk Mania Day as they took part in everything from a moo-off to a "Farmer Olympics" game.

And there was the perennial favorite - the giant ice cream sundae.

Sara Jennings, with the Bradford County Dairy Promotion Board, said the day was "awesome."

"We had tons of visitors," she said.

She said the purpose of Milk Mania Day is to spread the word about dairy and celebrate the Bradford County Dairy farmer.

Dairy Miss Emilie Cole won the moo-off in the 9-14 age group.

"I'm around cows a lot and I mimicked them," she said in explaining her moo.

She said that she mooed like a calf.

Jennings noted that the Farm Museum even had its milking cow replica on hand for the kids to milk.

The giant ice cream sundae actually consists of numerous bowls of ice cream. They bowls are laid out in long rows, so that they resemble a giant ice cream sundae. The Bradford County Dairy Princess royalty hand them out and add whip cream and toppings.

MaryBeth Lynn of Sayre enjoyed a sundae.

"I think this is a fun day," she said. "Obviously free food is always a hit."

The county dairy promotion board provides the ice cream for the day.

Also, Farm Days 1866, which was held earlier this year at the Farm Museum, was publicized at the Milk Mania Day tent. Debbie Lutz, who was involved with that event, was on hand.

Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: