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County Looking For Dairy Princess
Sea Scouts Elect New Quarterdeck
Harford Fair Gets Improvement Grant

County Looking For Dairy Princess

Once again, Susquehanna County is seeking candidates to serve as Dairy Princess. Single young ladies between the age of 16-24 from a dairy background or with an interest in the dairy industry may want to consider devoting a year of their time to help promote the industry. A Princess serves her county for one year.

Qualification to be a Dairy Princess candidate include, being at least one of the following. A daughter of a dairy farmer, a daughter of a dairy farm or dairy related industry employee or be in a 4-H club and own at least two dairy animals as a 4-H project or have served for a full year as a Dairy Maid or Dairy Ambassador. Princess candidates, Dairy Maids and Ambassadors must have a sincere desire to promote dairy products, be a milk drinker and be a user of REAL dairy products. A Dairy Princess candidate must be at least 16 years old by July 1 and not over 24 years old by December 31 of the current year.

In Susquehanna County girls 10 years old and older are invited to serve as a Dairy Maid or Dairy Ambassador. The Dairy Maid and Ambassador program functions within the county to assist the Dairy Princess in carrying out her duties and to educate and train future Princess candidates and promoters.

Girls involved in this program develop or improve their skills in public speaking, leadership, journalism and self-confidence as well as marketing and organizational skills. These young ladies travel around the county making public appearances promoting the dairy industry at festivals, parades, schools, churches, restaurants, sports events, club and association meetings and other gatherings.

Susquehanna County Dairy Princess has been supported well during her reign as Dairy Princess by her parents, Connie and Patrick Miner, pictured here with Amanda at the 2005 Dairy Princess Pageant.

Amanda Miner, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess will be handing her reign to a new County Princess at the 2006 Dairy Princess Pageant being held on Friday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Hall in Montrose. Amanda has served the dairy industry well here in Susquehanna County doing promotions at schools, fair events, writing news articles and speaking at meetings as well as other gatherings.

Anyone interested in becoming a Dairy Princess candidate or taking part in the Dairy Ambassador and Dairy Maid program here in Susquehanna County should contact one of the county’s co-chairpersons, Evie Goff (278-1212 or 278-1158) or Mary Puzo (278-4704) by the May 1 deadline.

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Sea Scouts Elect New Quarterdeck

At the recent election of officers of Sea Scout Ship North Star, New Milford, the following petty officers were elected. Ordinary Seaman Ben Fisher was elected as the new Boatswain (bo-sun), the top elected officer who leads the Sea Explorers. Dan Gall was elected the Boatswain Mate, Josh Neary as Purser, Whisper Jaget as Storekeeper, and Maria Preston was reelected as Yeoman. Phil VanCott as the Starboard Crew Leader, with Tim Gall reelected as Assistant Crew Leader. Our two Buglers are Dave Navickas and Josh Neary.

Recharter Meeting

Ship 90 has rechartered with 12 active Sea Scouts and two more will be joining the ship shortly, so a second crew can be formed. The Sea Scout Ship has qualified as a National Standard Ship and the Regional Commodore’s Award again this year. Skipper Chuck Jaget was presented with the Venturing Leadership Award for outstanding leadership at the recent Baden-Powell Council Recognition Dinner and Andy Zilnick, our District Scout Executive presented the Sea Scouter’s Training Award to Second Mate Helen Reed aboard Ship 90’s landship located n the Sea Scout Hall on Division Street, New Milford. Sea Scout Ship 90 was organized in 1943 and is the oldest scout unit of the Venturing Division of the Baden-Powell Council, BSA.

Activities and cruises planned for this summer are: eight-day whitewater canoe trip on the famous Delaware River in June; sailing aboard two ketch rigged sailboats, over 40 feet in length, on Chesapeake Bay in August; and marching in the July 4 parade in Montrose.

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Harford Fair Gets Improvement Grant

HARRISBURG – Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna /Wayne/Wyoming) and Tina Pickett (R-Susquehanna/Bradford) announced that the state Department of Agriculture has awarded the Harford Fair a $6,196 Capital Improvement Matching Grant.

The grant will be used to install permanent aluminum benches at the fairgrounds.

“The Harford Fair is one of the highlights of the summer for residents of Susquehanna County,” Major said.

The dates for the fair this year are August 21 – 26.

“This grant will help to ensure that visitors will be able to safely and comfortably enjoy the many attractions at the fair,” Pickett said.

The Capital Improvement Matching Grant assists agricultural fairs with resources to build new and maintain existing physical structures on their fairgrounds.

Both legislators are members of the House Agriculture Committee.

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