On Friday, May 27th, County Mayor Tim Stribling signed a proclamation to officially designate June as Dairy Month in DeKalb County. Kylynn Smullen, the 4-H June Dairy Month chairperson, along with Jacklyn Kleparek, 4-H Ambassador, witnessed the signing. The event was even celebrated with a milkshake. The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS dairy farmers have contributed to the development and well-being of DeKalb County since the earliest formation of DeKalb County.
WHEREAS, the dairy industry is a major industry in Tennessee, a significant contribution to the economy.
WHEREAS, milk and dairy foods provide health benefits and valuable nutrients; and
WHEREAS, real milk and dairy foods are superiors to their imitations in quality, values, and taste; and
WHEREAS, the 85th celebration of June Dairy Month, highlighting the dairy industry, will occur during 2022;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by Tim Stribling, mayor of DeKalb County, that June 2022 is designated to the celebration of June Dairy Month, and I call upon all the government agencies and the people of DeKalb County in order to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities.
DeKalb County 4-H has many activities planned for the month. There will be contests, farm tours, trivia, recipes, and more, as well as a dairy food drive. Be sure to “Like” DeKalb 4-H June Dairy Month on Facebook to follow along. You may also call 615-597-4945 for more information. You can also visit thedairyalliance.com. Get more with milk!
Photo Caption: JDM Proclamation - Jacklyn Kleparek-DeKalb 4-H Ambassador, Mayor Tim Stribling, and Kylynn Smullen- DeKalb 4-H June Dairy Month Chairman, celebrate the importance of dairy farms and products with the signing of a proclamation.