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Somerset Co. Correspondent
SOMERSET (Somerset Co.)
Natalie Welch, 17, was selected
Somerset County Dairy Princess
in a pageant held at the Somerset
Area High School. She succeeds
Her parents are David and Con
nie Welch, Berlin.
Natalie managed to imperson
ate females from three age groups
in her dairy skit by skillfully man
euvering her garments. And when
she was finished, the audience
knew why older women, expect
ant mothers, and teen-agers, need
to drink their milk for continuing
healthy bodies and minds.
“I think there needs to be a dif
ferent image for dairy,” she said
later. “There is lots of promotion,
but many teen-agers and older
people still don’t drink enough
milk.” They believe that dairy
foods are harmful because they’re
told dairy products are high in fat
At her job at Somerset McDon
ald’s, Natalie observes the sale of
milk drinks compared to soft
drinks ordered by the customers.
Unfortunately, soft drinks accom
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patty the orders more often than do
the dairy drinks, she says.
The eight-year member of the
Milksquirts 4-H club is a senior at
the Berlin-Brothersvalley High
School and busy in the county
junior Holstein club, county 4-H
council, school and church activi
She’s the youngest of four
Welch children and lives on a
180-acre Welch farm.
Kelly Bittner was named the
first alternate dairy princess and
voted Miss Congeniality by her
A 1994 graduate of Berlin-Bro
thersvalley High School, Kelly is
the daughter of Franklin and Betty
Jo Bittner, Berlin.
Her time, until heading for the
University of Pittsburgh at Johns
town this fall, is divided between
working two jobs with White
Oak Veterinary Clinic and at
Hoss’s Steak and Sea House.
Also participating in the contest
were Karen Rhoads, the daughter
of Allen and Judith Rhoads,
Stoystown, and Michelle McKin
ley, the daughter of Michael and
Jackie McKinley, Stoystown.
Both girls are active in 4-H,
Natalie Welch, center, is crowned the 1994 Somerset County Dairy Princess by her
predecessor Stephanie Singo, far left. Second left is Kelly Bittner, first alternate and
Miss Congeniality. Flanking Welch on right is Michelle McKinley and on the end, Kar
en Rhoads, pageant contestants.
their school, church and as com
The new Somerset County
Dairy Maids, Michelle Shaffer
and Gretchen Fox, were introduc
ed by Erica Walker, whom they
are succeeding. Erica and her al
ternate, Rikki Johnson, her alter
nate, announced numerous door
Eight Little Misses had a pa
geant. They were Shannon Me-
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Williams, Greta Moyer, Sharayah
Scheflel, Hannah Scheffel, Jerika
Yoder, Rebekah Fox, Amy Bocsy
and Ashley Coddington.
Their debonair young escorts
were Joel Yoder, David Bittner,
Jarred Fox and Kevin Bittner.
Judges for the event were Pat
Brant, Somerset County; Jan Lid
well, Cambria County; and Ray
Diebold, Blair County.
Master of ceremonies, Robert
Brown, Somerset Co. extension
agent, also introduced a number of
former Somerset Co. dairy prin
cesses attending the 28-year-old
Dairy pageant committee mem
bers are Angie Shober, Vicki
Stahl, Brenda Slingluff, Tomalee
Will, Diane Bittner, Melissa Fox,
Susan Yoder, and Jill Bastian.
Members of the dairy promo
tion committee are Gloria Kauf
man, Charlene McWilliams, Bar
bara Brant, Nina Fetko, Evelyn
Moyer, Shelly Walker, Dorothy
Naugle, Sue Tressler, Carol Flan
nery, Helen Mishler, and Pat Say
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