Warren County Dairy Princess shines at State Dairy Pageant
Long live the Dairy Princess is how the saying goes, we think.
Warren County Dairy Princess Elizabeth Lucks competed in the 63rd annual Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess Pageant on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Princesses arrived Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg.
During the time between arrival and the pageant, princesses are interviewed by judges, perform skits and speeches, and take a dairy knowledge test.
Requirements to be eligible to compete include preparing a speech, a presentation, do the required dairy promotions, taking a dairy knowledge quiz, creating a scrapbook and a dairy recipe.
The top seven princesses and two alternates are crowned, scholarships are awarded, and the princesses collectively vote for a Miss Congeniality.
Elizabeth was crowned in Warren County in May 2019, making her a third-generation Dairy Princess in her family.
Elizabeth has been involved with the dairy industry her entire life, working on her grandparents’ dairy farm, Taydus Dairy in Pittsfield.
She was crowned Little Miss when she was 13, as Dairy Maid in 2015 and 2016, and now as Dairy Princess in 2019.
“The title Warren County Dairy Princess means a lot to me and my family, considering we are still one of the few local dairy farmers in Warren County,” said Elizabeth. “I love that I am able to represent the dairy industry for Warren County.”
The judges choose only the top two speeches and skits to be performed during the pageant. Elizabeth received first place for her skit, “Home on the Farm,” while playing her ukulele in front of nearly 300 people.
Elizabeth was also voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow Dairy Princesses from all over the state of Pennsylvania.
She had the opportunity to have her picture taken with Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding.
Her dairy recipe will be featured in the Royal Recipes amongst her fellow princesses.
“We could not be more proud of her accomplishments and her representation of Warren County at the pageant,” said Natalie Lucks, Elizabeths’s mother. “She accomplished the goals she set going into the pageant. Not only did she get to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity, she made some lifelong friends from around Pennsylvania and many special memories, as well as a learning experience for whatever lies ahead in her future.”
Tiffany Jackson, Warren County Dairy Promotion committee member, said, “Elizabeth has gone above and beyond, went out of her comfort zone and did an amazing job. She is making Warren County proud through and through.”
Elizabeth graduated from Youngsville High School this year and is currently enrolled as a freshman at Houghton College, Caneadea, N.Y.
If anyone wishes to have Elizabeth or a member of her court visit or make an appearance, you can contact Tiffany Jackson at (814) 462-8320 or Natalie Lucks at (814) 706-5220.
Warren County Dairy Princess Elizabeth Lucks reminds you, “don’t forget to get your ‘three a day,’ three servings of dairy every day!”