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seated at right. Seated at right is Betty Emerling, a dairy
farm wife and mother of a former New York dairy princess.
Standing from left are Susan Crowell, Ohio; Jason Devlno,
Vermont; and Dr. J. Lee Majeskie, Maryland.
Escorting retiring Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Natalie
Welch is her father David Welch, a veterinarian in Somerset
One Is never too young to dream. Five-year-old Sarah
Welmer watches the pageant festivities with her mother
Cindy Neely Welmer, who was state dairy princess in 1980.
Royalty from surrounding states join the newly crowned Pennsylvania Dairy Prin
cess on stage. From left is New York State Dairy Princess Janell Smith, Pennsylvania
Dairy Princess Rhonda Kleklak, Maryland Dairy Princess Christina Harper, and Mary
land Eastern Shore Dairy Princess Julie Edwards.
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She expounded on that belief by
saying that there is a need to keep
high moral standards.
First Alternate Heather said that
her parents told her that with hard
work and responsibility, you can
go for your dreams and not let fear
get in the way.
Second Alternate Yvonne cre
dited the best advice she ever
received to Wanda Yoder, co
chairperson for the central district
for PDPPS, who advised the con
testants to throw their hearts over
the obstacle that they feared and
their bodies would follow. It was
advice that Yvonne said that she
applied as a contestant and became
a finalist as a result.
Melanie Snyder said that her
mother taught her to always follow
your dreams, no matter what. “If
you reach for the sky and fall, it
doesn’t matter. Work as hard as
you can and you will succeed.”
Melanie is the daughter of Jack and
Donna Snyder, who farm 500
acres with 300 Holstcins and
Beth Marshall, daughter of Cur
tis and Ruth Marshall, said she was
given the same advice from family
and friends and that was to always
Jodi Colton, daughter of Debbie
and Daniel Colton, said that her
father always taught her to live
each day to the fullest and to do
something above her ability.
Tracy Lynn Post, daughter of
Jack and Pamela Post, said that her
best friend’s gave her the best
advice and that was to be herself
and have fun.
Two" persons received awards
for the most outstanding presenta
tions. In addition to Rhonda,
Franklin County Dairy Princess
Anne Main, daughter of Monie
and Liza Main, gave her award
winning presentation before the
Rhonda, dressed as a cheerlead
er, demonstrated her many talents
by leading a cheer for milk, por
traying an actress auditioning for a
milk commercial, singing a com
mercial promoting milk, and
ending with a catchy rap in support
Anne Main dressed as a milk
drop, pulled dairy products from
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Saptember 30, 1995-B3
cess, Rhonda Joy. Because her dad Richard is committed
to his cows, he was unable to make the trip from Erie County
to attend the pageant In Harrisburg.
Speech-award winners are Clarion-Venango Dairy Prin
cess Melanie Kay Snyder and Erie County Dairy Princess
Rhonda Joy Kieklak, who became the state dairy princess.