June is dairy month. Research shows that most Americans are eating only half the recommended two to three servings of dairy each day. Three-A-Day of Dairy was created as a simple reminder for families to get three daily servings of milk, cheese or yogurt for stronger bones and bodies.
The Midwest Dairy Association � South Dakota Division and the Jolly Juniors and Juniorettes 4-H club are celebrating June is Dairy Month by offering a story contest. They are asking children ages five through 13 to write about Ms. Moo, a dairy cow. The story should start with "Ms. Moo has a secret. She and the other cows loved to dance when they heard music. One day in the milking barn, the farmer turned on the radio" and this is where you start writing the rest of the story. Be as creative as possible. The story should be at least three paragraphs long.
The deadline to submit the story is Friday, June 29. The entries need to be mailed to 104 Walker Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Make sure your name, address, phone number and age are listed on the bottom of your story. This story contest if for young people ages 5 through 7, 8 through 10 and 11 through 13 years of age.
The story winner will be announced in the Plain Talk the week of July 13. The winners will be awarded a 12 pack of ice cream sandwiches.