Indiana Juniors Welcome You to the 2013 National Holstein
Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana!

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

A place to race

Post Road Recreation Center is 5 acres of FUN for the whole family or party group. It is most known for its amazing Indoor Go Kart Oval Slick Track, plus other numerous Indoor and Outdoor Attractions. With a total of 3 awesome tracks and 4 types of karts, you do not want to be left in your seat!

Some of the attractions to experience are the Haunted Lazer Tag, huge 40 game arcade including token and tickets for the prize counter, pool tables and air hockey, Kamikazi Zipline, and gorgeous 18 hole mini golf. And of course, don’t forget the Indoor Oval Slick Track, Outdoor Family Street Track and the Fast Karts on the Outdoor Fast Track.

You can dine on a buffet of classic street foods from 7:00 to 9:45 pm. Pizza, Hot Wings, BBQ Wings, Shrimp, Chicken Strips, Jalapeno Poppers, Mozzarella Sticks and unlimited soft drinks.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 – HOST DAY

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Brought to you by your Indiana Hoosier Dairy Farm Families!

Join us for the Ultimate Indy Racing Experience!

Indianapolis in synonymous with racing and where else could you imagine a day of fun, than trackside near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Internationally famous, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to both the World’s Largest and Second-Largest single day sporting events. Since 1911, the Speedway has been the home of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indianapolis 500.

When legendary race driver Louis Meyer pulled into Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Memorial Day 1933 and asked for a cold glass of buttermilk to quench his thirst after 500 grueling miles, little did anyone realize a tradition had been born. Yet that’s exactly what happened. With his simple request, the late, great Meyer– Indy’s first three-time winner – established a tradition that has become an endearing part of Indianapolis lore. And it is this tradition and long-standing relationship between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and Hoosier Dairy Farm Families that we cannot wait to share with you!

The Bottle of Milk Tradition is one of two Indianapolis award programs supported annually by the American Dairy Association of Indiana and its Hoosier Dairy Farm Families. The second has become a tradition in its own right: for 39 consecutive years, ADA has honored the 500-Mile Race’s Fastest Rookie of the Year, recognizing the first-year driver who achieves the fastest four-lap average speed from among fellow rookie competitors during time trials.

The Indy Experience will be based at the newest interactive facility, the Dallara IndyCar Factory. You will tour the factory and view the IndyCars being assembled. You will not want to miss your opportunity to ride a race simulator or try the pit stop challenges at the interactive zone! No Indy Experience is complete without a visit to the real deal…..the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, track tour and a stop at the Hall of Fame Museum.

2013 marks the 58th consecutive year for the Bottle of Milk Tradition, and 77 years since that photo of Meyer and his beloved buttermilk was snapped in Victory Lane. Winners of the Indianapolis 500 have celebrated in Victory Lane (now Victory Circle) with a hearty swig from an ice-cold bottle of milk – a ceremony recognized around the world as unique to Indy.

Whether you are young or old, you will not want to miss this opportunity to visit first hand the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where that famous gulp of milk takes place!

Indy Social/Family Event

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Indiana Holstein Families want to welcome you to Indianapolis and the 2013 National Holstein Convention with CARS, COWS AND COUNTRY MUSIC. There will be excellent food and drinks, fine conversation and outstanding “ live” country music by Wildheart. All will take place in the Indiana Convention Center right along side the National Sale cattle! We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to kick back and relax as a Holstein family and enjoy our Hoosier Hospitality.

Bring your cow talk and dancing shoes!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 – DAIRY BOWL DAY

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Splash Island Water Park is located on 4.3 acres. The tropical-themed Splash Island includes three waterslides, an interactive play area for all ages including kiddie slides, water jets, ropes and guns, a gentle winding river, lily pad crossing, two pulsating vortexes, and plenty of deck space and grassy areas for sun bathing and family fun.  The park also includes a six lane competition pool with an attached diving well featuring two 1-meter springboards. NEW THIS YEAR: Leisure River, a 900-foot long lazy-river style attraction where you can float on tubes along a 12-foot wide path, propelled by a current of water. Hot? Take the optional track through a rock waterfall and coconut tip buckets that will cool you off! There's also a water basketball court in the middle of the attraction. 

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 – FINAL DAY

Junior Awards Banquet – Guest Speaker - Josh Bleill,
Indianapolis Colts Community Spokesperson

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Marine Corporal Josh Bleill is a native of Greenfield, Indiana. After graduating high school, Josh attended Purdue University. Upon completion of his education, Josh decided to serve his country by joining the United States Marine Corps in 2004, and was activated for a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006.

While serving in Iraq, Corporal Bleill was severely injured, resulting in the loss of both of his legs. After extensive rehabilitation, Bleill returned to Indiana in August of 2008, where he attacked his new life head-on. This new life included employment as the Indianapolis Colts Community Spokesperson.

Indianapolis Colts Owner, Jim Irsay, has described Bleill as “very talented, bright-eyed, and skilled,” and Josh now travels the country to spread his message of hope, “one step at a time.”

Jr Farewell – Talent Show and Dance

As we say farewell to another National Junior Holstein Convention, we would like to go out in style with our very own Talent Show! The show will start at 6:00 p.m. with any and all competition welcomed; there are no specific categories.

There will be cash prizes for the following winners!
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50

Click here to download the Talent Show Entry Form

2013 National Convention Raffle:
iPad, Nook Simple Touch with glo-lite & Basket of Indiana Goods
$5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10
(Must be present to win)
Please make sure to purchase your raffle tickets when filling out your convention registration form.
Proceeds benefit Indiana Junior Holstein Association & Hoosier Holstein Homemakers Scholarship Fund

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Thank You to our Raffle Sponsors:
Bruce Gingerich, Hardy Holsteins, Denny Paulus and Family, Dan & Loretta Mithoefer,
Stookeyholm Holsteins, Ru-Barb Holsteins, Diane Penick, Geri Newman, and Mike & Barb Berby

For more specific information on Junior activities, please contact the Junior Convention Co-Chairperson:

Robin Matlock: 317-538-1494 [email protected]