Morrill woman wins Oakhurst contest, selects Morrill Fire Department to receive $1,000 donation
Robin Roberts Webster of Morrill, Maine, won Oakhurst products for life and the opportunity to donate $1,000 to the charity of her choice in Oakhurst Dairy's Win Oakhurst for Life Contest.
Oakhurst Dairy, northern New England’s largest independent family-owned dairy company, announced the win of the contest Tuesday, Aug. 14. More than 700 participants entered by submitting their special moments with Oakhurst via photos, video and brief written stories.
Upon learning she was the grand prize winner, Webster immediately selected the Morrill Volunteer Fire Department to receive the $1,000 donation. On Memorial Day weekend, the house attached to the barn in her story suffered a significant electrical fire. The Morrill Fire Department was a first responder on the scene with four trucks working to control the blaze.
Webster submitted a heart-warming and funny story about her father, Roger Roberts, a 30-year dairy farmer and former Oakhurst Dairy producer. In her entry, she calls him “Uncle Roger” and tells of a time almost 40-years ago involving a unique “chocolate cow” and an extremely gullible cousin. Here’s her story:
I grew up on an Oakhurst Farm in Maine, drinking Oakhurst milk. My Dad took over the farm at age 12...He has now passed on, the farm no longer has cows but the Oakhurst Farm sign still hangs proudly on the barn door. One of my favorite memories is “Uncle Roger’s Chocolate Cow.” One of the attractions of cousins coming to Maine was the farm. Picture these kids all excited, helping feed, calling cows to the barn and getting to milk that chocolate cow. Only one of Uncle Roger’s cows gave chocolate milk so you had to wait your turn. You always milked into a Dixie Cup that he held for you. (otherwise you would see the syrup). Warm frothy chocolate milk fresh from the cow!! They told everyone about the chocolate cow, one silly little cousin even tried to convince a teacher at school that Uncle Roger really had a chocolate cow. They will never live that down. We are all older now but we still laugh and tease about “Uncle Roger’s Chocolate Cow."
“After speaking with Mr. Bennett, I could hardly believe it,” said Webster. “It is exciting news for our family and just another way we can honor my father, who is no longer with us, but loved dairy farming and our summers with our cousins and the only 'chocolate cow' in Maine.”