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Mercer County prepares for new royalty

MERCER, Pa. -- Just in time for "June Dairy Month" Mercer Countians will receive their new 2014-2015 Mercer County Dairy Princess on Friday, May 30th. The 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Altemate Dairy Princess, Brooke George, the daughter of John and Angie George of Jackson Center, will be crowning the new princess here at the Leslie N Firth Educational Leaming Center, located 1.5 miles north of Mercer on Route 19.

The evenings festivities will begin with a "cow-tail" hour at 7 p.m. followed by the banquet at 7: 15 p.m. The pageant will begin at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend the banquet, please make reservations ASAP to Tammy Hanna at 724-475-2502 or Angie George at 724-786-9402. The catered meal will cost $11 for adults, ages 9 and up; and $5 for children over 4.

Any young girls, ages 5-16 interested in participating as young dairy promoters, please contact Paula Snyder at 724-588-2997 to register and for further information.