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VOL. 18 No. 31
Miss Donna Bennetcb
Crowning Dairy Princess Climaxes Lebanon’s Dairy Day Activities
Miss Donna Bennetch, Lebanon County Dairy Princess
Dairy Student Says
Relief Milking Pays
“Relief milking is a good way
to earn money over the sum
mer,” Roger Campbell says.
“But you’ve got to know milking
equipment, and you’ve got to
know what to charge.”
Campbell, who grew up on a
Kirkwood RD2 dairy farm, is a
junior at Delaware Valley
College, majoring in dairy
husbandry. He is in his second
summer of relief milking, and
says that this year he’s made a
few changes in the way he
operates. “Last year I made the
mistake of not charging enough,”
he said.
Depending on the size of the
herd, Campbell charges on a
sliding scale from $3.50 to $4.50
per hour, plus a charge of 5 cents
to 15 cents for each cpw in the
herd. “I figure that a relief
milker isn’t just milking and
feeding cows,” he said. “He’s got
to make sure everything works,
and when the owner gets back,
things should be running just as
smoothly as when he left.”
For most of this summer,
Campbell will be working at the
Lewis Shore farm near
Washington Boro. He also has
commitments to two or three
more farmers for periods
ranging up to a week at a time.
“Farmers are taking more
vacations, now, so I think there’s
always going to be a demand tor
good relief milkers,” Campbell
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Poultry Queen
Contest Entries
Dun July 15
The Lancaster County Poultry
Association is accepting ap
plications for the 1973 Poultry
Queen Contest, to succeed
reigning queen Miss Barbara
(rehman, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Noah Gehman, East
John Melhorn, member of the
board of directors for the Lan
caster County Poultry
Association, is in charge of this
year’s Poultry Queen contest.
Potential candidates can contact
Melhom by phone at 653-1102,
Mount Joy, or Jack Huber, Lititz,
president of the Lancaster
County Poultry Association, at
626-8634. Deadline for entries is
July 15
Candidates must reside in
Lancaster County, be single and
between the ages of 17 and 23.
They must also be an employee
of, or related to (daughter, sister,
niece or in-law) an employee of
the poultry or allied industries, or
of a producer of eggs, turkeys,
broilers, or other poultry
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 23, 1973
Pretty, vivacious Donna
Bennetch was crowned the 1973
Lebanon County Dairy Princess
last Saturday night, climaxing
the second annual dairy festival
held at the Lebanon Area
The festival was a happy
combination of beauty, food and
fun, held to promote the dairy
industry among all segments of
the community. To gain
widespread interest there were
sundaes, ice cream cones and
free milk, a dairy foods contest, a
cow coloring contest and a poster
contest for the younger set and a
cow milking contest!
The new Dairy Princess is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs M.
Luther Bennetch, Newmanstown
RDI She also won the coveted
title of Miss Congeniality, voted
on by all the contestants. She was .
crowned by last year’s princess,
Patricia Krall, Lebanon RDI.
Donna will represent Lebanon
County in the state Dairy Prin
cess contest in September in
Donna graduated from Eastern
Lebanon County High School in
1972, and is working at Farr’s
Nursery in Womelsdorf where
she does “a little of everything ”
She is an active 4-H’er and likes
to make ceramics. Her parents
milk about 50 Holstems She
attends the Richland Church of
the Brethren.
Nelda Geesaman, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Leroy Geesaman,
Fredericksburg RDI, was named
first runner-up Seventeen-year
old Nelda is a senior at Northern
Lebanon and Lebanon Vo-Tech
School, where she is studying
textile and design. She was
named sweetheart of the Nor
thern Lebanon FFA Chapter. Her
parents milk 55 Holstein cows
Other contestants were-
Lucille Elsie Berger, 19,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Berger, Fredericksburg RDI, is a
Farm Calendar
Saturday, June 23
6:30 p.m. - Lancaster County
Dairy Princess Pageant,
Farm and Home Center
Monday, June 25
National Holstein Convention and
Sale, Detroit, Mich., June 25 -
Tuesday, June 26
Pennsylvania State Grange
Leadership School, Get
tysburg College, June 26 - 28.
Wednesday, June 27
1 p.m. - Brown Swiss Canton No.
4 Show, Don Trimble farm,
Peach Bottom RD2.
FFA Activities Week, Penn State
University, June 27 - 29.
Thursday, June 28
9:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Pennmarva
Young Cooperators Day, Hunt
Valley, Md.
2 - 4:15 p.m. - Grain Crisis
Workshop, Sheraton-
Conestoga Motor Inn, Lan
Lancaster County Swine
Producers board of Directors
meeting. Farm and Home
graduate of Tulpehocken High
School where she majored in
home economics. Her parents
milk about 48 Holstems.
Cheryl Blatt is the daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Blatt,
Jonestown RLH, and is a grduate
of Northern Lebanon High
School. She is 17 and enjoys
decorating cakes in her bakery
business She studied
cosmetology at the Lebanon Vo-
Tech School and would like to
work in a beauty shop and some
day be an airline stewardess Her
parents own 37 Holstein cows
Seventeen-year-old Sharon
Zeigler is a graduate of Eastern
Lebanon County High school
where she majored in business
She was very active in high
Lebanon County Commissioner Thomas Behney is intent
on working on the business end of this docile Holstein cow.
1973 Dairy Princess
To Be Named Tonight
The reign of the 1973 Lancaster County Dairy
Princess will begin this evening when one of the five
contestants is chosen to succeed Miss Donna Book, the
1972 ambassador for the dairy industry.
The activities, to be held at the Farm and Home Cer,
will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., the banquet at
7 p.m., followed by the pageant.
The five contestants entered in this year’s contest
are: Cheryl Balmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Balmer, Lititz RD4; Dorothea George, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. David George, 242 Pitney Road, Lancaster;
Raelene Harbold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Har
bold, Elizabethtown RD3, and Rhoda Stauffer,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stauffer, Ephrata
Master of ceremonies will be David Yoder of Atlantic
Breeders Judges will be Mrs. Jess Erway, women’s
editor of LANCASTER FARMING, Gary Martin, public
relations department, Sperry New Holland, and
Charles Sujoff, associate County Agent, Berks County
Mrs Robert Gregory serves as general chairman
$2.00 Per Year
school, having been president of
the Future Business Leaders
Association, vice-president of
FHA and a member of the school
chorus ishe plans to be a legal
secretary. Her parents, Mr and
Mrs Victor Zeigler, Myerstown
RD2, own 250 Holsteins
Judges for the contest were
Miss Rynell Sorensen, Miss
Lebanon Valley, Mrs Robert
Kauffman, affiliated with the
Lancaster County Dairy Princess
committee; and N Alan Bair,
Lancaster County assistant
Extension Agent The judges
interviewed the girls individually
and observed them as they an
swered questions during the
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