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 2021 dairy princess training seminar at Roxbury Holiness Camp in Orrstown, PA.
2021-2022 County Princesses
Front Row (L to R): Tahlea Spencer, Tioga County; Katerina Coffman, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Gabrielle Swavley, PA Dairy Princess; Kristin Johns, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Kaitlyn Stoltzfus, Somerset County;
Second Row (L to R): Jill Palmer, Fulton County; Veronica Ludwick, Warren County; Kallie Prinkey, Mercer County; Kelly Bliss, Huntingdon County; Cameron Goodyear, SUN Area; Mikayla Davis, Berks County; Sara Lang, Butler County;
Third Row (L to R): Rachel Hollinger, Lancaster County; Jessica Fleisher, Perry County; Madison Roberts, Wayne County; Madison Benfer, Blair County; Kellie Brenize, Franklin County; Crystal Bomgardner, Lebanon County; Abigail Mitchell, Washington County;
Fourth Row (L to R): Charity Wampole, Bradford County; Casey Lynn Costello, Erie County; Katelyn Stringer, Mifflin County; Amber Adams, Cambria County; Shawna Weaver, Centre County; Karissa Petruso, Crawford County; Allie Champluvier, Clarion Venango; Kyra Henry, Clearfield County
2021-2022 County Alternate Princesses
First Row (L to R): Katerina Coffman, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Gabrielle Swavley, PA Dairy Princess; Kristin Johns, PA Alternate Dairy Princess
Second Row (L to R): Abbey Wolfe, Centre County; Kaylee Knapp, Clarion-Venango; Shelly Bliss, Huntingdon County; Ashlee Riley, Mercer County; Emma Morrell, Crawford County; Callie Whiting, Mercer County;
Third Row (L to R): Natalie Yoder, Mifflin County; Grace Stockdale, Butler County; Sara Kennedy, Tioga County; Keara Tice, Centre County; Madison Nihart, Cambria County; Sarah Diehl, Mifflin County; Rebekah Aldrich, Franklin County
Missing from Photo: Bailey Little, Centre County and Rose Mellott, Fulton County;