Conshohocken Duo Creates Butter Sculpture to Celebrate Team USA’s Olympians

Artists Jim Victor and Marie Pelton from Conshohocken stand with their butter sculpture of Team USA's Olympians. Photo courtesy of John Clifford, Rome (N.Y.) Sentinel.

Conshohocken’s Jim Victor and Marie Pelton have created a butter sculpture celebrating Team USA’s Olympians for the New York State Fair, writes Debbie Groom for the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times.

As the Milk Life campaign sponsored Team USA in the Rio Olympics, this year’s sculpture was commissioned to pay tribute to them and, in particular, the athletes from New York.

The sculpture, made of 800 pounds of salted butter from a milk plant in Batavia, N.Y., took 10 days to create. It also marks the 14th consecutive time Victor and Pelton have sculpted this showcase piece.

The impressive butter sculpture is one of the most popular attractions of the 12-day New York State Fair, which runs until Labor Day.

“On behalf of dairy farmers producing the nutrient-rich milk that helps fuel Olympic athletes, I am so pleased that Milk Life is a sponsor of Team USA,” said Chris Noble, vice president of Noblehurst Farms in Linwood, N.Y. “This year’s butter sculpture provides us the means to celebrate that sponsorship.”

Read more about the sculpture in the Watertown Daily Times by clicking here.

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