Our county promotion groups are the backbone of PDPPS. Each county has a committee that organizes events and activities within their county. The committee is made up of volunteers that can include local dairy farmers, agri-business personnel or dairy supporters. The county committee may meet monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly. Each spring, a new county royalty team is presented to the committee. If more than one candidate is competing at a county level, a panel of judges may select the county princess through an interview process, presenting a speech and/or skit and answering an impromptu question. Once the county princess is crowned, they will represent the county for one year, from June 1 to May 31. Each county princess is required to attend a four-day training seminar in July and participate in the state dairy princess pageant in September.
Below are the county princesses and alternates across the state. The pictures were taken at the 2016 dairy princess training seminar at Elizabethtown College.
2018-2019 County Princesses
Back Row (left to right) Anna Brubaker- Perry County; Emilie Cole- Bradford County; Samantha Haag- Berks County; Samantha VanPelt- Bedford County; Anna Damore- Erie County; Kara Stultz- Blair County; Toni Traver- Luzerne County; Heather Gibson- York County; Emma Loch- Wyoming/Lackawanna Counties; Bridget McConn- Washington County
Middle Row (left to right) Allison Hardler- Wayne County; Mary Catherine Chidester- Susquehanna County; Camryn Moyer- Tioga County; Marina Holderman- Juniata County; Gabrielle Swavely- Centre County; Brooke Cornell- Somerset County; Jill Palmer- Fulton County; Erica Fuhrman- Lebanon County; Amberley Spicher- Jefferson County; Brooke Emery- Huntingdon County
Front Row (left to right) DeAnna Hearn- Lycoming County; Christa Ealy- Mercer County; Danae Gockley- Lancaster County; Gretchen Little- PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Yvonne Longenecker, PA Dairy Princess; Casandra Blickley- PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Kerstin Cohick- Cumberland County; Ashley Pauley- Cambria County; Zoey Baer- Franklin County
2018-2019 County Alternate Princesses
Back Row (left to right) Tess Campbell- Wymoing/Lackawanna Counties; Kassandra Stermer- Fulton County; Rebekah Leise- Mercer County; Mikayla Davis- Berks County; Brooke Arnold- Susquehanna County; Natalya Teno- Cambria County; Kellie Brenize- Franklin County; Michelle Stewart- Juniata County
Front Row (left to right) Hannah Bechtel- Bedford County; Victoria Longenecker- Blair County; Gretchen Little- PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Yvonne Longenecker, PA Dairy Princess; Casandra Blickley- PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Mikara Anderson- Huntingdon County; McKenzie Slater- Bradford County