Ohio fair butter sculpture features athletes, chocolate milk

This undated photo, shows the traditional butter cow and calf that are now accompanied by four young student-athletes and a larger-than-life bottle of the official beverage that fuels them, chocolate milk. (American Dairy Association Mideast via AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A butter sculpture at this year’s Ohio State Fair includes the traditional cow and calf along with four student-athletes and a 6-foot-tall bottle colored to look like chocolate milk.

The American Dairy Association Mideast says the sculpture unveiled Tuesday salutes chocolate milk as the official drink of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

It’s the first time the butter sculpture has included color. Cocoa was added for the bottle.

The bottle stands among four athletes representing football, tennis, softball and soccer.

The dairy association says five sculptors spent about 500 hours creating the display, which is made from about 2,000 pounds of butter.

The fair opens Wednesday in Columbus.

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