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Candidates for Franklin County Dairy Princess sought

May 26, 2010

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County dairy industry continues to seek 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 entering.

The 2010-2011 Franklin County Dairy Princess will be selected Friday, June 18, during a contest to be held at the Kauffman Ruritan and Community Center, 7289 Ruritan Drive.

The 2010-2011 princess 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.

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.

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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 at 717-532-9114, 717-891-2123 or gro6milk@hotmail.com">gro6milk@hotmail.com or Patty Hege at 717-375-2811 or 717-729-6306.

The deadline to enter is June 1. 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.

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