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Who will kiss a cow for ALICE?

Cow Kissing for ALICE, presented by Marks Farms and CDPHP, is a fun and innovative way to help a friend or neighbor in need.  Choose who you would most like to see kiss a cow.  Vote for that individual by making a donation to support ALICE.  The contestant with the highest donations will kiss the blue-ribbon cow at the Lewis County Fair on Saturday, July 20.

Chris Peck

Partner, Marks Farms

A fourth-generation dairyman at Marks Farms in Lowville, Chris Peck has milk flowing through his veins.  Kissing a cow is no hardship for Chris, who is part of a team that cares for more 10,000 cows daily.  He is excited to enter the competition and raise funds to support struggling Lewis County families. 

Click below to vote for Chris to kiss a cow!

Mike Carpinelli

Lewis County Sheriff

As the undefeated four-time winner of the Lewis County Sheriff’s race, Sheriff Mike Carpinelli is no stranger to success – and he’s not looking to lose in this race either! Help him to maintain his winning track record and raise donations for United Way of Northern New York with your vote!

Click below to vote for Sheriff Carpinelli to kiss a cow!

Todd Green

Todd Green

Superintendent of Beaver River CSD

Meet Todd Green, an educator with 28 years of experience, who is the Superintendent at his alma mater – Beaver River Central School.  Todd has a daring side as he is a private pilot.  But will he dare to kiss a cow in support of United Way?  There’s only one way to find out!

Click below to vote for Todd to kiss a cow!

Doug and Jen Premo

Doug & Jennifer Premo

Superintendents, South Lewis & Carthage Schools

Doug and Jennifer Premo are Superintendents of South Lewis CSD and Carthage CSD respectively. They decided to team up for this friendly competition and if selected, they will each enthusiastically kiss a cow at the Lewis County Fairgrounds.  Don’t miss this two-for-one voting opportunity!

Click below to vote for Doug and Jen to kiss a cow!

Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin

7 News Reporter

A local gal through and through, Emily Griffin works as a morning reporter for 7 News. She’s no stranger to cows, having grown up in Copenhagen, surrounded by farms and cattle … and she’s willing to kiss one for a good cause.  In fact, Emily was the first to sign up for this challenge!

Click below to vote for Emily to kiss a cow!

Dawn Cole

CEO of United Way of Northern New York

As the CEO for United Way, Dawn finds great inspiration in the impact of the Live United movement so much so that she’s willing to kiss a cow … and she has Live United t-shirts in every color.  Secretly, she’s hopeful that you won’t vote for her, but she will do her part if selected as the top cow kisser!

Click below to vote for Dawn to kiss a cow!

Click here to learn how your business can sponsor Cow Kissing for ALICE.

Who is ALICE?

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is the term used to help us define and understand the struggles of those households that earn more than the federal poverty level but less than what it takes to make ends meet.  ALICE are those hard-working members of the community dealing with the pressures of economic instability, particularly when a hardship or unplanned expense arises.

United Way partners with numerous organizations to provide support to ALICE families by connecting them to resources to address barriers and assisting with financial literacy, education, and workforce readiness.  With the help of a few friends, we are hosting a special fundraiser, the proceeds from which will support ALICE families working and living in Lewis County. 

Cow Kissing for ALICE, presented by Marks Farms and CDPHP, is an easy and fun way to help someone who is struggling.  Vote with your donation today, and make a difference in the life of someone working hard to get ahead.