The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

March 19, 2014

Young women may vie for county dairy princess


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MERCER COUNTY — The Mercer County Dairy Princess Committee invites interested girls to compete for the title of Mercer County Dairy Princess. Brooke George, the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess, will crown her successor on May 30 as a kickoff to celebrate “June is Dairy Month.”

“I have had a very enjoyable year traveling throughout Mercer County and Pennsylvania spreading the goodness of milk and other dairy products,” said Brooke, a daughter of John and Angie George of Jackson Center.

Any single woman between the ages of 16-24 by July 1 and whose parents or guardians are engaged in dairy farming or are employed in a dairy-related industry is eligible to compete for the Mercer County Dairy Princess title. A young woman is also eligible to compete if she is employed in a dairy-related industry or is the owner or leaser of at least one head of dairy cattle of the seven major dairy breeds in a bona fide 4-H or FFA project.

Contestants must reside in Mercer County, have no children, and not marry or become pregnant during her reign.

The Mercer County Dairy Princess will serve the dairy industry for one year. She will make many appearances at schools, fairs and grocery stores and have the opportunity to speak to civic clubs, senior citizen groups, farm and non-farm audiences and to appear on television and radio. She will represent the county at the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess and Promotion Services training seminar in July and at the state pageant held in September.

Brooke is inviting any girl interested in competing in the pageant to an informational tea March 30. Info: Paula Snyder, chairperson, 724-588-2997.