Assemblywoman Buttenschon Kicks Off Ice Cream Month with Event in Marcy

Albany  Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C) held an Ice Cream Event at Killino’s Riverside Diner to announce a resolution that she was proud to sponsor which proclaims July 2023 Ice Cream Month in the State of New York.

July is National Ice Cream Month in the United States and now in New York State. It was first designated as such by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and is a time to celebrate one of America's favorite desserts. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American eats roughly 20 pounds of ice cream each year, or about 4 gallons.

Assemblywoman Buttenschon presented the Assembly Resolution to the owner of Killino’s Riverside Diner and local farmers who attended the event along with neighbors and ice cream lovers.

Richard Ball, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets said “June and July are two special months in New York State for dairy. June is dairy month and July is ice cream month but everyday is dairy day in New York State because we get to celebrate the hard-working families that produce dairy.”

Mike Killino, Owner of Killino’s Riverside Diner said “I’d like to thank the Assemblywoman for supporting our business as well as the local farmers who help make this delicious treat. We will be open all month rain or shine.”

Terri DiNitto, Dairy Farm Owner of DiNitto Farms said “Oneida County is fortunate to have a strong dairy farming industry as one of the main contributors to its economy! My family is proud to be a part of the dairy industry and we’d like to thank Assemblywoman Buttenschon for this resolution and for her endless support of dairy farming in her district and across the state.”

Assemblywoman Buttenschon said “With ice cream being in high demand during the summer months, we count on our dairy farmers to supply the milk needed to produce this delicious treat. I will always support our local farmers who support the community.”