SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Fair is buttering up the New York State Police — literally — in the dairy products display.

The 171st edition of the State Fair opens Wednesday at the fairgrounds in the Syracuse suburb of Geddes (GEH'-dehs). The fair's 13-day run ends on Labor Day.

This year's butter sculpture depicts three state troopers at the fair. The sculpture shows two troopers petting a baby calf and a third with a hand on the shoulder of a young child carrying a glass of milk.

The sculpture pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the New York State Police. It's the creation of husband-and-wife team Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, of Conshohocken (kahn'-shoh-HAH'-kehn), Pennsylvania, who have carved every New York State Fair butter sculpture since 2003.


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