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 2019 dairy princess training seminar at Roxbury Holiness Camp in Orrstown, PA.
2019-2020 County Princesses
Left to Right: Abigail Stoltzfus, Somerset County; Nikalya Peters, Crawford County; Vannika Rice, Blair County; Cassidy Bumbaugh, Huntingdon County; Kyleigh Jones, Susquehanna County; McKenzie Slater, Bradford County; Morgan Larson, Erie County; Sara Lang, Butler County; Kassandra Stermer, Fulton County; Laurel Fogleman, Centre County; Khristyn Maurer, SUN Area; Naomi Diehl, Mifflin County; Emily Shultz, York County; Kaelyn Traver, Luzerne County; Samantha Haag, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Brooke Emery, PA Dairy Princess; Kara Stultz, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Stephanie Younker, Berks County; Michaela Freney, Delaware County; Loghan Hirkey, Wyoming/Lackawanna Counties; Shelby Shields, Franklin County; Rebekah Leise, Mercer County; Isabella Eckert, Lancaster County; Audrey Starkweather, Tioga County; Faith Berrier, Juniata County; Veronica Kiner, Cumberland County; Elizabeth Lucks, Warren County; Natasha Close, Washington County; Denae Hershberger, Bedford County; Paige Peiffer, Lebanon County; Alice Hoover, Cambria County
2019-2020 County Alternate Princesses
Left to Right: Danielle Barnhart, Franklin County; Dana Heltzel, Blair County; Ravyn Bashore, Lebaon County; Elizabeth Fredrick, Blair County; Rebecca Slonaker, Tioga County; Abby Ross, York County; Hannah Sturgin, Mercer County, Samantha Haag, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Brooke Emery, PA Dairy Princess; Kara Stultz, PA Alternate Dairy Princess; Lauren Smoker, Mifflin County; Jordan Taylor, Juniata County; Mary Stenning, Bedford County; Lexi Harnish, Bradford County; Katelyn Andrus, Bradford; Kennedi Cavalier, Berks County; Emma Devine, Mercer County; Taylor Bride-Marshall, Bradford County