University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Eat Pizza, Help Send A 4-H'er To National Dairy Conference

Middlebury--American Flat Bread Middlebury Hearth will donate a portion of its Sept. 3 restaurant sales to University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H to support the 14 Vermont dairy club members chosen to attend the National 4-H Dairy Conference in Madison, Wisconsin this fall.

The restaurant, located at the Marble Works, 137 Maple St. in Middlebury, will donate $3 for every large flatbread pizza and $1.50 for every small pizza purchased during the dinner hours from 5 to 9 p.m. Local 4-H'ers benefitting from this generosity are Dacey Anechiarico, Whiting; Kristina Howlett, Bridport; Jordan Hubbell, Shoreham; Michael Ingwersen, Addison; Kelli Jerome, Leicester; Sharon Palmer, Weybridge and Tiffany Tracey, Vergennes.

The National 4-H Dairy Conference will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo. More than 200 4-H'ers, ages 15 to 18, from throughout the U.S. and Canada are expected to participate in the annual event to learn about the dairy industry, including career choices.

In Vermont, selection for this national opportunity is based on outstanding 4-H dairy achievements, including excellent 4-H dairy project record books and at least three years' participation in UVM Extension county and statewide 4-H dairy events such as the State 4-H Dairy Show, dairy quiz bowl and dairy judging contests.

For more information, contact the UVM Extension 4-H office at (802) 656-5433 or toll-free at (800) 571-0668.