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Beekeepers elect officers

Rea named Honey Queen

March 10, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Beekeepers reorganized and named their 2009 Honey Queen at the association's winter meeting.

Richard Paine of Chambersburg, Pa., was re-elected president of the association. Vince Stone was elected vice president. Other officers include Trish Blubaugh of Greencastle, Pa., secretary/treasurer; and Loretto George of Chambersburg, assistant secretary-treasurer. Ron George of Chambersburg, was seated as a director, joining incumbens Omar Barnhart and Grace Bender.

Marissa Rea, daughter of Richard and Lorian Rea of Newburg, Pa., was named 2009 Franklin County Honey Queen. As the honey queen, Marissa will represent the Franklin County Beekeepers Association at fairs, malls, markets, schools and civic organizations, educating the public about the importance of the honeybee and promoting the use of honey.

To invite the Franklin County Honey Queen to an event, contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at 717-263-9226.

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