BERLIN, VT – Harvest Hills Miss Kitty, a lovely seven year-old registered Ayrshire dairy cow, has been named “Miss Milk Bowl 2008” and will hold court at the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl stock car race at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road.  A beauty pageant was staged at Harvest Hills Farms in Berlin, VT, and according to Annie Burke of Harvest Hills, Miss Kitty won the title – her first – going away.

      One lucky race driver will have the dubious honor of bussing bossy as the winner of the 45th Annual
Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl.  As has been tradition since the first Milk Bowl in 1962, the winner of the three-segment, cumulatively scored race paying a total of more than $60,000, will plant a kiss on the trophy queen immediately following the victory.

       Governor James Douglas (R-Vt.) and Senator Phil Scott (R-Washington County), a two-time Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl winner, were on hand for Miss Kitty’s coronation on Thursday as Miss Milk Bowl 2008.
       “She seems like a nice gal,” said Scott.  “I’d like to see her again in victory lane next week.”

     “It’s important to point out that, like a gentleman, Senator Scott didn’t kiss her on the first date,”
added Governor Douglas.

       Miss Kitty, says Burke, has “had quite a year.  ’Kit’ was the Grand Champion at the Orleans County (VT) Fair in Barton this fall in her first show ever, then she won the ribbon for Production at Essex, was given Honorable Mention at Rutland, and won her class at the World’s Fair in Tunbridge.  Now, she’ll make her first trip to Thunder Road for the Milk Bowl.”

      Miss Kitty led a Harvest Hills rout at Barton, in which 4 of the top 6 cows were from her stable.  Her
Production award came after supplying