Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New State Dairy Princess to be Chosen Tonight

A new dairy princess for New York state will be crowned tonight.

The 50th anniversary New York State Dairy Princess Pageant is going on all day today at the Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway in Salina. Today is the second day of competition and girls from throughout New York state are vying for the top award.

Beth Meyer, speaking for the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, said all contestants have promoted milk and dairy products as county dairy princesses at the local level since spring of 2012.

They are judged in a variety of categories, including performance on a written communications test, product knowledge test, prepared adult speech, impromptu questions, and informal interaction with others.

One state princess and two alternates will be selected. They will represent New York’s dairy farmers throughout the next year at promotions, interviews and other events such as the New York State Fair.

The new princess should be crowned about 9:30 p.m. Check back here later on for the latest news.

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