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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Milking It Up

  • DYBERRY TOWNSHIP - The 151st Wayne County Fair started Friday, with many events planned throughout the week.
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  • DYBERRY TOWNSHIP - The 151st Wayne County Fair started Friday, with many events planned throughout the week. Fairgoers can enjoy rides, games, animals, various exhibits, shopping and of course, fair food.
    There are many options available for food, as well as drink choices. Among the list of food stands at the fair is The Milk House, which is run by 4-H clubs throughout Wayne County.
    "Each club takes turns selling the products in shifts," said Valeri Latourette, 17.
    A member of Laurella, located in Torrey, Latourette has been helping out at The Milk House for 10 years.
    "It's pretty fun," she said.
    The Milk House started in 1990 and products were sold out of a tent. Since then it's become much bigger.
    "It's a fundraiser that's grown to a larger scale," stated Latourette.
    "The money raised goes right back to the 4-H clubs of Wayne County," said Laura Mayeski from the 4-H office. "It helps pay for awards, scholarships, our picnic, supplies that are needed and more."
    She added that it even helps provide kids with the opportunity to go to camps if they can't afford it.
    The Milk House sells ice cream and flavored milk from local farms. This year they have ice cream from Blue Ribbon, Yatsonsky's Farm and Keating's Farm and Creamworks Creamery makes flavored milk.
    "The local dairy farms give their milk to Blue Ribbon and we buy it off them," said Mayeski. "We supply local products."
    Both Mayeski and Latourette agree that the Wayne County Fair is "very successful" for The Milk House.
    "Our goal is to sell all the ice cream and make money to help support the 4-H program," said Latourette.
    She added that sometimes they even have to reorder products.
    "We appreciate and thank the public for all the support," said Mayeski. "We would be nothing without them. I also want to thank the 4-H groups for volunteering their time and making this possible as well."
    The Milk House is located near the barns and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the fair.
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