MODESTO — The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 5 (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo Counties) Dairy Princess crown.
The winner will represent the dairy industry in District 5 as a spokeswoman and will also represent the California dairy industry in appearances at schools, fairs, industry meetings, service clubs, parades, and with the media. The newly selected princess will also participate in a week of training that includes industry tours, presentation and etiquette training.
Contestants must meet the following requirements: 1) Be at 17 years old by September 1 of the contest year and not over 21 years of age by contest date; 2) Be unmarried; and 3) Family must own a dairy farm, work for the dairy industry or have a dairy-related background. Applicants are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible. More detailed qualifications can be found on the application, which is available at www.californiadairypressroom.com/ca-dairy-princesses. The application deadline is Thursday, April 21, 2016.
The District 5 contest is sponsored by the District 5 Dairy Princess Committee and the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB). The event will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Chez Sheri in Manteca. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour and is followed by the contest and dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Current Dairy Princess Spencer Borba of Escalon will relinquish their crowns to the winners who will represent the dairy industry in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo counties. Scholarships will be awarded.
Application forms may be accessed online at www.californiadairypressroom.com/ca-dairy-princesses. Questions can be directed to Kerri Visser 209-765-4384 or CMAB office firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-484-0690.
California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream, yogurt and nonfat dry milk than any other state. Dairy products made with Real California milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies that the products are made exclusively with milk produced on California dairy farms. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese, which is available nationally under the Real California Cheese seal.