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All American Dairy Show Obie, Image Award Nominations Due May 31
May 27, 2015

Nominations for the 2015 All-American Dairy Show’s prestigious Obie Snider and Image awards are due May 31.
The awards will be presented during the 52nd All-American Dairy Show, September 12-17, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

The Obie Award recognizes a dairy industry leader who honors Obie Snider’s character, ethics, service, leadership and professionalism. The Image Award is presented to an individual who has enhanced the image of the All-American Dairy Show with significant contributions to its reputation, prestige and welfare.

Past Obie Award winners, in order of receipt, are:

  • 2004: Donald Seipt of Northampton County;
  • 2005: Creedin Cornman of Cumberland County;
  • 2006: David Patrick of Maryland;
  • 2007: Berneta Gable of Bedford County;
  • 2008: Dieter Krieg of Lancaster County;
  • 2009: George Cashell of Franklin County;
  • 2010: John Cope of Cumberland County;
  • 2011: Janet Harding of Clarion County;
  • 2012: William Nichol of Centre County;
  • 2013: Samuel G. Yoder of Berks County; and
  • 2014: Jane Pepple of Chester County.


Past Image Award winners, in order of receipt, are:

  • 1993: Lee Yost of Lycoming County and John Walker of Allegheny County;
  • 1994: Steve Spencer of Centre County;
  • 1995: John Morris of Maryland;
  • 1996: Larry Specht of Centre County;
  • 1997: Obie Snider of Bedford County;
  • 1998: Elsie Wolff of Lancaster County;
  • 1999: Don Ace of Centre County;
  • 2000: Robert Rugaber of Butler County;
  • 2001: Rita Kennedy of Butler County;
  • 2002: Samuel E. Hayes Jr of Huntingdon County;
  • 2003: Charles A. Itle of Cumberland County;
  • 2004: Eugene & Carol Schurman of Indiana County;
  • 2005: Janet Harding of Clarion County;
  • 2006: David Dunbar of Lehigh County;
  • 2007: Kenneth Raney of Centre County;
  • 2008: David Smith of Lebanon County;
  • 2009: Kathy Walton and Harry Thompson of Cumberland County;
  • 2010: David Swartz of Perry County;
  • 2011: Duane and Donna Duncan of Cumberland County;
  • 2012: Jane Pepple of Chester County;
  • 2013: Steve Cornman of Cumberland County and Denise Whiting of Butler County; and
  • 2014: Gary Hennip of Bradford County.


Nominations for both awards are due May 31, and should be sent to the All-American Dairy Show, 2300 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17110. For applications or information, visit here or contact Jim Sharp at 717-787-2905 or here

The All-American Dairy Show features 22 shows in six days in addition to the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show. Last year’s show featured nearly 3,000 animals and 1,500 exhibitors from around the country.


MEDIA CONTACT: Logan D. Hall, 717.787.5085




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