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Carroll County Times

Dairy promoters visit museum

Carroll County Dairy Princess Amber Lippy visited the Taneytown History Museum May 20 in conjunction with the "Got Milk?" exhibit promoting the dairy industry.

Lippy, a 2012 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, shows Jersey cattle and helps at her grandparents' dairy farm. She is active in the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club.

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Current Dairy Maids Jamie Arbaugh, of Union Bridge, and Katie Grace Weant and Tessie Grace Weant, of Taneytown, also joined in visiting the museum. All attend Francis Scott Key High School, work on their family farms and show dairy cattle at the local, regional and national levels.

The Maryland Dairy Princess Program promotes Maryland's state beverage, milk, as well as other dairy products and the dairy industry at events throughout the state. Dairy Princesses and Dairy Maids are young women ages 13 to 21 who are connected to the dairy industry and serve as volunteer promoters.

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Lyndi McNulty, author of "Farming in Carroll County," was on hand for a book signing, as well.

On display in the "Got Milk?" exhibit is the Mehring Milking machine, patented in 1892 by Keymar dairy farmer William Mehring. Also on display: a piece from the Taneytown Creamery, local dairy advertising, a large butter churn, old milk bottles and other items.

The museum's newest exhibit, "On the Way to Gettysburg," highlights sights and scenes soldiers may have observed as they passed through Taneytown on their way to Gettysburg, Pa.

All of the items are on loan from local citizens. For information about the exhibits or the Taneytown History Museum, visit

or call 410-756-4234.

Admission is free; donations are accepted.


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