Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 09, 1984, Image 62

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    BY SUZANNE KEENE
COCHRANVILLE - Susan Kay
Hostetler, 17, is the 1984 Chester
County dairy princess, receiving
her crown and banner last
Saturday during the dairy princess
pageant held in the Cochranville
Community Center.
Alternate Chester County dairy
princess is Theresa Tkaczuk, the
16-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Tkaczuk, R 2
Elverson. Theresa also received
the Miss Congeniality Award.
Susan is the daughter of Mr. and
Three contestants compete
for Perry County Dairy princess title
NEWPORT - The Perry County
Dairy Princess Pageant will be
held at 8 p.m., on June 16 in con
junction with the Fourth Annual
Perry County Heritage Days at the
Newport Fairgrounds.
This year three young ladies will
vie for the 1964 Perry County Dairy
Princess title. Contestants are
Nancy Ann Dum, 16, daughter of
Benjamin and Donna Lou Dum,
Elliottsburg; Theresa Kaye Kling,
16, daughter of Mildred Estrada,
Ickesburg; and R. Lynn Kling,
Loysville; and Jo-Ann O’Toole, 16,
daughter of Frank and Carol
O’Toole, Loysville.
Nancy is a junior at West Perry
Senior High School where she is a
member of the field hockey and
track teams, chorus, band, student
council, yearbook staff, school
newspaper, youth education
association, and Perry County
Teen Contact. Nancy is an active
member of both the Perry County
4-H Dairy Club and the Junior
Holstein Club. Last year she was a
Pennsylvania delegate to the
American Institute of
Cooperatives in Columbus, Ohio.
She attends Messiah Lutheran
Church where she is a church choir
member. Her future plans include
attending Sacred Heart Hospital,
Allentown, to become a surgical
technologist.
Theresa is a West Perry junior
with plans of enrolling in the Dairy
Herd Management curriculum at
Williamsport Community College
following graduation. Theresa is
quite active in West Perry’s FFA
chapter as a member of both the
parliamentary procedure and the
dairy judging teams. She has also
participated in the dairy foods
judging contest, and holds both the
Greenband and Chapter Farmer
degrees. Theresa has completed a
year of project work with the
Perry County 4-H Dairy Club. She
is a member of Roseburg
Assembly of God Church. Theresa
will also attend the 1984 PAFC
Summer Institute.
Jo-Ann, also a junior at West
Perry, has future plans of at
tending a business college to
become an accountant. She is a
member of the chorus and year
book staff, and volunteers her time
as a business and math tutor. Jo-
Ann has had extensive training in
both voice and piano. A member of
Sandy Hill United Church of
Christ, she is pianist for Sunday
School and the church orchestra.
In 1963, she won the Perry County
Sunday School voice competition.
Jo-Ann has completed two years of
4-H dairy project work. She has
also been chosen to attend the 1964
PFA Youth Conference as Perry
County’s representative.
Following dinner and personal
interviews with the judges, the
contestants will be introduced and
interviewed by emcee, Mr. John
Harris, county agricultural ex
tension agent. At 8:30, there will be
a celebrity milking contest
featuring Mr. Douglas Bonsall,
Perry County Pomona Grange
master; Mr. Billy Roush, Perry
County Commissioner; and Mr.
Susan Hostetter crowned Chester County dairy princess
Mrs. Donald Hostetter, R 2
Parkesburg. Saturday afternoon
Susan received her diploma from
Lancaster Mennonite High School,
then went directly to her personal
interview with the dairy princess
judges.
Susan’s school activities in
cluded school chorus and the
softball team. She is also a
member of her church youth group
and teaches a children’s Sunday
school class.
In her on-stage interview, Susan
said she plans to work on her
Lynn Tilton, senior editor of
Pennsylvania Farmer Magazine.
Following the milking contest, 1963
Perry County Dairy Princess Miss
Roxanne Gabel will crown her
successor.
family’s dairy farm this summer
and then find a job working as a
special education aide. If she finds
that she enjoys the aide job, Susan
said she would like to attend
college to major in special
education.
Her farm chores include feeding
the calves and milking the family’s
90 Holsteins every other weekend.
In response to a question about
why she wants to be the dairy
princess Susan responded: “I love
to drink milk and I like to help
dairy farmers in presenting this
delicious and nutritious drink.”
For her promotional presen
tation Susan dressed up like a
granny and explained why milk is
an important part of an elderly
person’s diet.
Alternate dairy princess
Theresa Tkaczuk is a junior at
Owen J. Roberts High School
where she is vice-president of the
FFA. Theresa is also the secretary
of the Chester-Delaware County
FFA, a member of the Chester
1984 Chester County dairy princess Susan Hostetler
receives her crown from Denise Ambler, 1983 Chester
County dairy princess, during a ceremony held in
Cochranville last Saturday evening.
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