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Dairy princess contestants sought

November 30, 1999

The Washington County Dairy Princess committee is seeking young ladies to serve as the 2006-07 Washington County Dairy Princess.

The princess will be an ambassador for the dairy industry, promoting milk and milk products throughout the county and Maryland. Promotional opportunities include school programs, radio and TV appearances, grocery store demonstrations and speaking engagements.

To qualify, you:

Must be a Washington County resident, though you may attend an out-of-state college;

Must be a daughter of either a dairy farmer, a dairy farm manager or herdsman, or an employee in a dairy-related industry, or be employed as one of those, own at least one dairy animal in a 4-H or FFA project and/or enrolled in a dairy-related project for at least two years (except dairy goats or dairy steers);

Must turn at least 16 during the contest year and must not reach your 22nd birthday by Dec. 31 of the contest year;

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Must have parental or guardian consent if you are younger than 18 years old;

Must not be or have been married and must remain single during your reign; and

May not hold a farm queen or dairy breed title that would cross over for more than three months.

The Washington County Dairy Princess will compete in the Maryland Dairy Princess contest in July in Frederick, Md.

Interested candidates should contact committee chairs Carolyn Downey at 301-223-7148 or Dawn Stiles at 301-223-7304 by May 12.

In addition to a dairy princess, the committee is also seeking young ladies between the ages of 13 and 16 to serve as county Dairy Maids.

The maids will assist the princess throughout the year.

For more info regarding the Dairy Maid program, contact Downey or Stiles.

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