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812-Lancaster Faming, Saturday, June 24, 1995
SUN Area Contestants
To Compete For Crown
berland Co.) —Rebecca Dugan
and Eve Smith will be competing
tonight for the 1995 Sun Area
dairy princess crown, to represent
Snyder Union, Northumberland,
and Montour counties.
Boscov’s and the Sun Area
Dairy Promotion Committee will
be sponsoring a three-day event at
the Susquehanna Valley Mall in
Saturday, June 24, will be a
very busy day* starting at 9:30 a.m.
with cattle arriving for the petting
zoo, ending with the pageant and
fashion show, sponsored by Bos
cov’s, and a new 1995 dairy
Music for the evening will be
by Karen Auker, vocalist from
Drums. Master of Ceremonies
will be Mike Daniels, from
WIGGLE Radio, Selinsgrove.
•Rebecca (Becky) Dugan,
Northumberland County, daught
er of George and Barbara Dugan.
Becky is a 1993 graduate of War
rior Run Area High School. She is
now farming with her father, and
works part time for W. Dale and
JoAnn Lose at their Watsontown,
R.D. Dairy Farm. The “Field of
Dreams Farm” consists of 15
milking cows and eight heifers,
Jersey, and Guernsey.
Chooses Dairy Princess
Cumberland Co. Correspondent
CARLISLE (Cumberland Co.)
Cumberland County has a new
Dairy Princess for 1995. Her name
is Lori Brownewell, the daughter
of Robert and Debra Brownewell
Judging from her performance
at her coronation at the Embers
Convention Center, Lori will do a
good job during the year she will
spend promoting the dairy indus
Lori, who was the county’s only
contestant for the princess crown
this year, is a senior at Big Spring
High School and helps out on her
parent’s Lower Frankford Twp.
She said she plans to attend col
lege to study to become a veterin
Her immediate plans include
continuing to be active in the Big
Spring FFA and to spend the sum
mer working as a waitress.
Lori showed her concern for the
future of the dairy industry when
she chose ‘The Extinction of the
Dairy Farmer” as the topic of her
“Imagine for a moment a world
without dairy products,” Lori said.
“Without milk, remaining healthy
and fit would be impossible.”
Yet every year more and more
dairy farms are disappearing, she
said. All the milk produced today
comes from 650,000 cows on
13,000 dairy farms, she said.
“That’s right, only 13,000.
That’s all that’s left,” Lori said.
“We talk about the extinction of
animals and trees. But what about
dairy farms? Should we allow one
of the most important industries in
the state to become extinct?”
Imitation food products are
hurting the dairy industry. Even
they are poor substitutes for real
dairy products, she said.
“Imitation is like second best. I
don’t know about you but I don’t
Becky is certified by NRA as a
basic firearm instructor. She is an
active 4-H leader in Montour
County clubs: 22 Rifle, Air Rifle,
and North-Mont Dairy Club. She
is also a board member of the
Montour-DeLong Fair Associa
tion and serves as lecturer/youth
adviser for Delaware Grange. She
has recently been certified by
Atlantic Breeders Coop, for suc
cessfully completing their artifi
cial insemination course. Her hob
bies are competition shooting and
showing registered Jersey and
Guernsey cattle at local fairs.
Becky has two sisters, Michelle
Cumberland County’s 1995 Dairy Princess Lori Browne
well is flanked to the left by Dairy Maid Rebecca Cornman
and 1994 Dairy Princess Kimberly Orris and to the right by
Dairy Maid Julie Fulton.
want to give my family second
That is why everyone should
look for the Real Seal, she said.
“By buying products with the
Real Seal, you are also backing up
our dairy fanners. We'need dairy
farmers and their products. Help
keep dairy farmers from becoming
a statistic, look for the Real Seal,”
For presentation, Lori pretend
ed to be a wife who had just fin
ished shopping. She made believe
that she was talking to her hus
band in another room who was
thirsty for his chocolate milk.
She told how she always buys
products with the Real Seal and
talked about the nutritional bene
fits of the dairy products she pull
ed out of her shopping bag.
However, as she talked about
the products, she took sips of her
husband’s chocolate milk so that
by the time she finished the milk
was gone and she had to run out
and Melissa, at Watsontown.
•Eve M. Smith, Snyder County,
daughter of Ricky and Dawn
Smith. Eve will be a senior at
Middleburg High School, study
ing agri-business. She works full
time for Keister Keys. Her school
and community activities are
FFA, Hummel’s United Methodist
Women, Youth Group, Choir, and
Branches Gospel Group. Eve
enjoys singing, working in the
garden, working with flowers, and
working with animals. She has a
brother Jeremy. She lives on a
75-acre farm with 60 Holsteins, at
and get him some more.
Lori was crowned by the 1994
Dairy Princess, Kimberly Orris,
who thanked everyone who had
helped her during her year. The
experience of being dairy princess
was “an education in itself,” Orris
Like Lori, she was worried
about the future of dairy fanning.
“A lot of older farmers are retir
ing. But for those that are retiring,
only a few are taking over to re
place them,” Orris said. That is
sad, because “without us the gro
cery stores would be empty,” she
“Don’t let us be a cloud in the
sky. Let us be as real as the seal.”
Brownewell will be assisted in
her dairy prinncess duties by two
Dairy Maid Rebecca Comman
is the daighter of Steve and Deb
bie Comman of Carlisle. Dairy
Maid Julie Fulton is the daughter
of Robert and Rebecca Fulton of
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