Lebanon County’s tourism bureau will host a party for its mascot, Lebanon Lilly, and is inviting local families to come out for a free scoop of ice cream in celebration of the bovine’s birthday.

The birthday party will be held Thursday, May 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lebanon’s Patches Family Creamery, 201 Fonderwhite Road.

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The first 200 children to arrive at the party will receive a ticket for a free scoop of ice cream, produced by Paches on-site. Calling it a “cow-to-cone” experience, Visit Lebanon Valley said in a release that children will also get to take their picture with Lilly and hear her story. There is also a playground and petting pasture at Patches, providing plenty of entertainment for kids of all ages.

“The Adventures of Lebanon Lilly,” a children’s book produced by Visit Lebanon Valley, was introduced in early 2020. Copies of the book are available at all six Lebanon County Public Libraries: Palmyra, Annville, Lebanon, Myerstown, Richland, and Fredericksburg.

“The Adventures of Lebanon Lilly” features the story of a Lebanon County cow, Lilly. (Provided photo)

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“The Lebanon Lilly book is a simple way to pass on our values and pride of the Lebanon Valley and the importance of our farmers, from one generation to the next,” said Jennifer Kuzo, author of the book and president of Visit Lebanon Valley, through a press release.

Visit Lebanon Valley president Jennifer Kuzo, posing next to Lebanon Lilly. (Provided photo)

The event is open to the public.

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