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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 County. 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. State Dairy Pageant (Continued from Page B 2) 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 sheep. 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 be yourself. 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 audience. 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 of milk. Anne Main dressed as a milk drop, pulled dairy products from (Turn to Pago B 4) Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Saptember 30, 1995-B3 ry P 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.