The Blair County Dairy Promotion Committee is seeking individuals between the ages of 9 and 24 interested in promoting the dairy industry.
Girls between the ages of 9 to 11 would be considered dairy misses, girls between the ages of 12 to 16 would be dairy maids, boys between the ages of 12 to 16 would be dairy ambassadors and young ladies between the ages of 16 to 24 are eligible for the title of Blair County dairy princess or alternate dairy princess.
To be eligible, contestants must have a connection to the dairy industry, which means that either the person or a member of their close family must work full-time in a dairy related job or they may qualify through ownership of dairy cattle.
The dairy princess and alternate are required to attend a seminar July 10 to 13, and dairy maids and dairy ambassadors are required to attend a one-day mini-seminar that will be held normally the week following the seminar.
The county pageant will be held on June 15, and the state pageant will be held Sept. 20 to 22 in Camp Hill.
This is a tremendous opportunity for personal growth, development of self-confidence and speaking ability and an opportunity to travel and meet new friends.
For more information on becoming a dairy promoter or to see if you are eligible, contact Jean Sollenberger, princess coordinator, at 793-4446 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1.