The picture above is of a true type model Holstein cow developed by the Holstein Association of America — probably sometime in the 60s.
The cow was donated to the St. Anthony of Padua church by Jerry’s grandfather, Math Jennissen, to be used in the nativity display. Appropriate, since nearly all of the parishioners at that time were dairy farmers.
It was rescued from the trash this past year by Clara Rooney of the Padua Pub. She presented it to us at the Pub’s Christmas party a few weeks ago — and it is now on display at the Creamery.
Thanks Clara! This means a lot to us!
Now to get some Padua Creamery artifacts…