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Dairy Princess candidates wanted

April 28, 2010

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County dairy industry is seeking candidates to serve as County Dairy Princess for a one-year period beginning at the end of June.

Any single young woman from a dairy background or with an interest in the dairy industry should consider devoting a year of her spare time helping to further the interests of the largest industry in Franklin County.

The 2010-11 Franklin County Dairy Princess will be selected June 18 during a contest at the Kauffman Community Center.

The 2010-2011 princess will serve the dairy industry of Franklin County for one year. She will make many appearances at schools, malls and grocery stores and have the opportunity to speak to civic clubs, senior citizens groups, farm and non-farm audiences and to appear on television and radio. In addition, she will represent the dairy industry in parades and at fairs and at the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant in Camp Hill during September.

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The winner will receive a tiara, sash and clothing allowance and will attend three days of training in July at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. Non-material benefits include tremendous personal growth, development of self-confidence and speaking ability and the opportunity to travel and meet new friends.

Any single woman between 16 and 24, who has never been married, and whose parents or guardians are engaged in dairy farming or are employed in a dairy-related industry is eligible to compete for the title. A young woman is also eligible if she is employed in the dairy industry or is the owner of at least two animals of the six major dairy breeds in a bona fide 4-H or FFA project prior to May 1, 2010.

Anyone interested in entering the Franklin County Dairy Princess contest should contact Linda Grove (532-9114, 891-2123, gro6milk@hotmail.com">gro6milk@hotmail.com) or Patty Hege (375-2811, 729-6306).

The deadline to enter is May 10, 2010.

The county committee is also seeking young ladies ages 4 to 24 interested in serving in the promotional court as Dairy Ambassadors, Dairy Misses or Dairy Little Misses for 2010-2011. Anyone interested should contact Grove or Hege.

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