An estimated 585,000 people attended this year's PA Farm Show. Following are other facts about this year's indoor agriculture event:
n Pennsylvania Co-operative Potato Growers sold more than 300,000 doughnuts, 35,000 baked potatoes and nearly 45,000 servings of french fries;
n The Pennsylvania's Cattlemen's Association created more than 2,000 steak, egg and cheese sandwiches;
n The Pennsylvania Livestock Association sold more than 7,650 hot dogs, 6,500 lemonades, 1,300 pounds of Italian sausage, 1,800 pounds of lamb stew and 6,000 pounds of pork and beef sandwiches;
n PennAg Industries Association sold more than 20,000 pounds of pulled pork, 7,000 hot dogs, 60,000 chicken nuggets, 5,000 chicken sandwiches, 10,000 whoopie pies, 10,000 fish sandwiches and 256 gallons of chowder;
n Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers increased its sales by 5 percent selling more than 5,000 bags of maple cotton candy and 550 gallons of maple syrup;
n The Pennsylvania State Horticulture Association sold 8,200 apple dumplings and more than 120 bushels of apples;
n The Mushroom Grower's Cooperative sold more than 8,000 pounds of mushrooms;
n Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers sold 7,500 blooming onions, 600 vegetable wraps, 8,000 strawberry and raspberry drinks, 8,800 bowls of soup and 1,800 pickles;
n Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association used three tractor-trailer loads of milkshake mix, made more than 6,000 grilled cheese sandwiches and 6,000 pounds of mozzarella cheese;
n The Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association sold more than 2 1/2 tons of honey, 800 gallons of honey ice cream and used more than 650 pounds of waffle mix.
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n The Elizabethtown/Mount Joy Christian Women's Connection invites area women to its "Sweet Treats" brunch Thursday, Feb. 7, at 9:30 a.m., at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. Cost is $9.50. Linda Cwynar of Mount Joy will share her cake artistry. Reservations for the brunch and free preschool nursery must be made by Feb. 1. Call Judy at 367-3076.
n The 8th annual Community Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Lancaster Moravian Church, 1460 Eden Road. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, coffee and tea. Tickets are $5; children age 6 and under, free. Call 397-9722.