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Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Pageant set for May 23

MONTROSE, Pa. -- Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Mercedes Spickerman is about to complete her reign. She and her court wish to invite you to the 2014 Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Pageant on Friday, May 23, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Church Street, Montrose.

Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess Lu-Anne Antisdel, from neighboring Bradford County, will be speaking at the pageant about some of her experiences promoting Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.

Former Susquehanna County dairy princesses will once again be presenting the evening’s program. A dairy promotion scholarship will be presented as well as promotion and scrapbook awards.

Mercedes will give her farewell speech highlighting her achievements. Current members of the Dairy Court, Emory Bewley, Samantha Warner, Alexis Parks and Reese Allen will each speak about their dairy promotion work as well as the new girls that will be joining the Susquehanna County team, Katrina Vidota, Alivia Hughes, Kaelynn Brant, Kendra Brant and Megan Johns.

During her reign as princess, Mercedes was joined by members of her court promoting the dairy industry in the county. Many school promotions took place telling school children the importance of eating three servings of dairy daily choosing milk, cheese or yogurt. Members of the court had many dairy related articles printed in local newspapers, held farm tours at three different dairy farms and appeared at farm and non-farm events around the county.

The pageant will conclude with Mercedes crowning two dairy princess candidates, Rachel Johnson and Rachael Grosvenor, one as the alternate dairy princess and one as the new Susquehanna County Dairy Princess.

A reception for the dairy princesses and court will follow with refreshments provided by the Dairy Promotion Committee.

The public is invited to attend.