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4-H ice cream "cone-test" a sweet celebration of 100 years

February 24, 2009

Media Contact: Sarah Ray, director of development for NC Cooperative Extension programs, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 919-515-9263 or

North Carolina 4-H turns 100 this year. What better way to celebrate than with a commemorative ice cream flavor? The "4-H Centennial Ice Cream Cone-test," open to 4-H'ers in all North Carolina counties, garnered a field of 62 flavor entries. The top three were selected by a statewide vote in the fall, and the winner of the "cone-test" will be chosen by a panel of judges at a celebratory event on Friday. Media are invited to attend.

Scientists in the North Carolina State University Dairy and Process Applications Lab, also known as the NC State Creamery, used the freshest ingredients to develop the top three ice cream flavors. They are, in alphabetical order:

"4-H Campfire Delight" (submitted by Tyrrell County 4-H): graham cracker ice cream with chocolate chunks and marshmallow cream swirl

"100 S'More Years" (submitted by Johnston County 4-H): chocolate ice cream with graham cracker pieces and marshmallow cream swirl

"Clover Crunch" (submitted by Gates County 4-H): chocolate ice cream with caramel crunch pieces and butterscotch swirl

4-H adult and youth representatives from the counties that submitted the top three flavors will be present during the judging. Also participating in the event will be Dr. Johnny Wynne, dean of the NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Milo Lewis, state 4-H vice president; Gary Cartwright, NC State pilot plant coordinator; and Belinda Hester, president of the NC 4-H Development Fund.

Friday, February 27, 2009
11 a.m.

State 4-H office
500 Brickhaven Drive, Room 203
Raleigh, NC

The winning ice cream flavor will be made available to the public through the NC State Creamery starting on Monday, March 2. It also will be offered at all 4-H events throughout the year, as well as at the North Carolina State Fair. To order the ice cream, available in pints and 3-gallon tubs, contact Sarah Ray at 919-515-9263 or To learn more about the 4-H Centennial, "We are 4-H," visit

Written by:
Suzanne Stanard, 919-513-3126 or

Posted by Suzanne at February 24, 2009 04:00 PM