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 2020 dairy princess training seminar at Roxbury Holiness Camp in Orrstown, PA.
2020-2021 County Princesses
Front Row (L to R): Abagail Bryan, Crawford County; Denae Hershberger, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Paige Peiffer, PA Dairy Princess; Vannika Rice, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Sarah Arment, Lancaster County
Second Row (L to R): Victoria DiAndrea, Delaware County; Riley Syster-Campbell, Wyoming/Lackawanna County; Katelyn Taylor, Lycoming County; Selina Horst, Franklin County; Gabrielle Swavely, Centre County; Madison Nihart, Cambria County; Katerina Coffman, Huntingdon County; Toni Traver, Luzerne County
Third Row (L to R): Anna Brubaker, Perry County; Lacy Kilgore, York County; Elizabeth Chidester, Susquehanna County; Brooke Gochnour, Bedford County; Madison Sleeman, Warren County; Taylor Bride-Marshall, Bradford County; Lauren Smoker, Mifflin County
Fourth Row (L to R): Hailie Ruppenthal, Fulton County; Morgan Gooch, Chester County; Audrie Risser, Lebanon County; Dana Heltzel, Blair County; Jillian Verelst, Sullivan County; Erica Teagarden, Washington County; Abby Shuck, Somerset County; Kristin Johns, Berks County
2020-2021 County Alternate Princesses
First Row (L to R): Denae Hershberger, PA Alternate Dairy Princess, Paige Peiffer, PA Dairy Princess, Vannika Rice, PA Alternate Dairy Princess
Second Row (L to R): Keara Tice, Centre County; Charity Wampole, Bradford County; Amber Adams, Cambria County; Katelyn Stringer, Mifflin County; Shawna Weaver, Centre County
Third Row (L to R): Emma Morrell, Crawford County; Hope Houseknecht, Bradford County; Alexandrea Steltz, Luzerne County; Abby Ross, York County; Abbey Wolfe, Centre County