By ANN R. SWANSON
A celebration of the dairy promotion was held at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church recently. The 2011 2012 court was introduced and thanked for all of the time they gave to promote the dairy industry in this area.
Taylor Carlson gave a speech about dairy facts as part of her requirement to become the Warren County Dairy Princess
Tory Sanden, 2004 Warren County Dairy Princess, was mistress of ceremony. She asked all former Dairy Princesses present to stand and introduce themselves. The former princesses ranged from the very first county princess to numerous representatives from the 2000 2010 era.
Taylor Carlson, Dairy Princess contestant, presented a skit about the importance of milk for a healthy lifestyle. Next, 2011 -2012 princess Ashley Blair gave her farewell speech. She reported that she just arrived home from Cow Camp at Penn State University. During her reign she visited with everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens stressing the importance of milk in the diet.
Carlson gave a speech about dairy facts. She noted that the more than 4,000 dairy cows in Warren County generate numerous jobs related to agriculture.
Following her presentation the court for 2012 2013 was introduced, then crowned. The new Little Dairy Missses along with the schools they attend are: Kaitlyn Barton Columbus Elementary, Mckenzie Gates Youngsville Elementary, Gracie Hobbs St. Joe's Elementary School, Hannah Nickerson Columbus Elementary, Kaitlyn Sleeman Warren Area Elementary Center, and Laura Stricker South Street Elementary.
The new Dairy Misses along with their respective schools are Megan Gourley Columbus Elementary, Kaitlyn Hobbs WAEC, Veronica Ludwick Russell Elementary, Madison Sleeman Sugar Grove Elementary, Alicia Stricker WAEC, and Lily Stricker WAEC.
The Dairy Maids are Leah Curtis - Corry High School and Rachel Enos Eisenhower Middle High School.
The new Warren County Dairy Princess is Taylor Carlson, daughter of Gary and Colleen Carlson of Lander. She attends Eisenhower Middle High School.
Committee members that helped with the pageant were Carrie Ludwick chairperson, Tiffany Gilkinson vice chairperson, Michelle Enos treasurer, Jessica Gourley secretary, Pam Stricker, Valerie Hobbs, Dan and Donna Blair, Toni and Brian Gates, Jenn Nickerson, and Lauri Curtis.
Those who would like some members of the court to attend a meeting or other event please contact one of the committee members to make arrangements.