FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
||Steven Lathrop, marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(919) 707-3130; firstname.lastname@example.org
N.C. Senate, House face off in milk-chugging contest
||Members of the North Carolina General Assembly will compete in a milk-chugging contest to raise awareness of the state’s dairy industry. During the contest, teams of three will race to see which team can finish six pints of milk in the fastest time. Following the contest, attendees will be able to enjoy free ice cream.
Tuesday, April 30
12:30 p.m. (time may be adjusted due to session schedule)
North Portico of Legislative Building
||Competing for the House All Stars are Reps. William Brisson, Jonathan Jordan and Nathan Ramsey, and the Senate Super Sippers are Sens. Chad Barefoot, Joel D.M. Ford and Shirley B. Randleman. These members sit on the legislature’s agriculture committees. The first-place team will receive $200 for a charity of its choice, and the second-place team will receive $100 for its selected charity. The House will chug on behalf of the North Carolina FFA Foundation, and the Senate will compete for the N.C. 4-H Foundation.
||The event is sponsored by the Cooperative Council of North Carolina, N.C. Dairy
Industry Promotion Committee and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Milkco will provide milk for the event, and Harris-Teeter will provide ice cream.
North Carolina has 290 dairy farms with 46,000 milk cows that produce more than 100 million gallons of milk. The state leads the Southeast in milk production per cow. In addition, the N.C. dairy industry produces 15.9 million gallons of ice cream annually.