Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 23, 1998, Image 50

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    814-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 23, 1998
Jessica Bailor Reigns In Juniata
MEXICO (Juniata Co.) daughter of Jim and Pat
Seventeen-year old Jessica Faulkner, Port Royal; Sara
Bailor, daughter of Robert and Hoover, daughter of Thomas and
Kathie Bailor of Honey Grove, Brenda Hoo ver, Port Roya i ; Be th
was crowned the 1998-99 Pont ius ( daughter of Jeff and
Juniata County Dairy Pnncess Donna Pont i USi Por t Royal; and
by 1997-98 Dairy Princess Judy Diana stouffer, daughter of
Geissinger during a coronation Charles and Martha Stouffer,
ceremony on Sunday, May 3, at Por j_ Roy£d
the Walker Grange Hall, Mexico. Serving as Dairy Misses will
Jessica lives with her family F, e Kallye Faulkner, daughter of
on a dairy farm where she helps Jim and Pat Faulkner, Port
with milking, feeding calves, Royal; Emi i y stouffer, daughter
and other chores. She is a junior of Charles and Martha Stouffer,
at Juniata High School, where Port Royal; and ' Ashley
she is involved with SADD and Harshbarger, daughter of
tennis. Other activities include Sheldon and Ann Harsfib'krger,
baby-sitting, workingatthe Port Mifflintown .
Royal Speedway, riding her Serving ag dai ambas .
horse, and involvement with sadorg Joe and Dan z
Tuscarora Valley Heritage Days. of Art and Dina Zug)
m l . I D / eS tn r ’ f, ; Mifflintown; Zach and Kelby
year-old daughter of Russell and g sons ofJameg and Bett
Patricia Dressier of Jean Swartz, Port Roya]; Justin
McAlisterville was named the c , „
IQQBQQ Alternate Dairv Shearer, son of John and Karen
1998-99 Alternate Dairy Shearer Port Royal; David
Princess. A junior at East msQn>
son of Steve and Barb
Juniata High School, she is m Port R 1 and Luke
involved in the Four Square R gQn f Thomag and
Club and the Bible Cluft Bobbi Brenda R p ort R j
is a member of the Brown s During the Sunday afternoon
Umted Methodist Church am f Jessica and Bobbi Jo
Handbell Choir, the Juniata egented a h and a
County 4-H Dairy Club, and the Jeggica . g h entitled
4-H Dairy Judging Team. Other Talcium and Your Bod »
activities include showing her inf()rmed al] of the impor tance of
six registered Holstein cows and in diets , She explained
three heifers and playing the benefitg of milk . g natural
piano and guitar. calcium over calcium supple
. Syngas Dairy Maids will mentg Rer was desi d
be Miljdy Dressier, daughter of f hool children \ nd
Russell and Patncia Dressier, , ■ I T .
McAlisterville; Jada Faulkner, depicted a tea (milk) party ‘
Volunteers Raise $lOO,OOO For
Bedford Co. Correspondent
- With a lot of determination,
hard work, and cooperation of
the Brethren Church Middle
Pennsylvania Ministries of
Disaster Response & the
Morrison’s Cove Home, more
than $53,000 was raised last
year for disaster
Held at the Momson’s Cove
Park, co-chairman
Jack Marianna Baker hope,
when -ithe final tallies are in,
that figure will double this year
Dodblmg was made easier by
a hugb donation of 10 tractor
trailer loads of Rubber Maid
products Seven of those truck
loads were sold over the winter
months out of an empty Giant
Eagle store in Martmsburg with
no heat “We raised $60,000
before the auction even started,”
Marianna and Jack Baker with Helen Ferry, crafts chair
man, are setting up a turning rack for displaying quilts
during the auction. The turning rack was another donated
Marianna said
The idea for a Disaster
Response auction/crafVquilt sale
was born when Jack and
Marianna were appointed chair
man of the Middle Pennsylvania
District Disaster Team
Disaster team members work
alongside the Red Cross and
Salvation Army when a disaster
occurs anywhere in the country
“And we never want for a disas
ter,” Mananna says
As chairmen, it was the
Baker’s job to find a team of vol
unteers to accompany them to a
disaster site “However,”
Marianna says, “We were only
given $6,000 to meet the
expense of the entire group ”
“This meant we had to ask
volunteers to volunteer not only
their time (usually vacation
time from their jobs) but also all
of the expense money including
Bobbi Jo’s speech, entitled
“Lactose Intolerance” explained
how lactose intolerance folks,
including herself, can enjoy milk
and milk products. Her skit,
designed for elementary age
children, found her talking
about the importance of milk in
our diets while her favorite cow,
Flower was being milked.
Robert Hockenbrock served
as master of ceremonies and
greetings were received from
Arlene Wilbur, associate director
for Pennsylvania Dairy Princess
& Promotion Services.
Former dairy princesses in
attendance were recognized.
Present were Karen (Shertzer)
Diffenderfer (1986), Anita
Faulkner (1992), and Melissa
Hostler (1994).
Before the new crowning,
Judy Geissinger 1997-98
Juniata County Dairy Princess
and Casey Mummah 1997-98
Alternate Dairy Princess gave
farewell speeches and shared
highlights from their busy year.
Judy and Jessica will work
together as County Princesses
until June 1 when Jessica will
start her reign.
A meal preceded the ceremo
ny while an ice cream social fol
Booking arrangements for
the Juniata County Dairy
Princess and the Alternate
Dairy Princess should be made
by contacting Kathie Bailor at
transportation, meals, and lodg
ing It was virtually an impossi
ble job ”
“Jack and I decided we had to
raise some money on our own
and started looking around
other areas.” That’s when they
discovered the Disaster Auction
in Shenandoah and two good
friends, Carl and Hilda Ruff,
who revealed not only what to
do, but what not to do
“Knowing the mistakes that
could be made up front was
extremely valuable informa
tion,” says Mananna. “It would
have taken us years to learn by
trail and error ”
The fund raising consists of
four separate events Brethren
farmers are asked to donate
livestock for an auction which
bnngs amazingly high bids. One
tiny goat at this year’s event
brought $465 when it was
repeatedly resold.
It was finally purchased by
state Representative Dick Hess
who gave it to a little girl who
had fallen in love with the play
ful kid.
In 1997, the livestock brought
a total of $lB,OOO. “We can’t
come up with a final figure for
1998 until several months later,”
Marianna says “Money keeps
pouring m for several months
following ”
Livestock is sold on Friday
and on Saturday, the big event is
a quilt/craft auction
Eighty-five comforters,
quilts, and wall hangings were
donated by churches, church
members, and friends from
throughout the district In addi
tion, crafts from local craftsmen
or businesses are also donated
Helen Ferry, Morrison's Cove, is
in charge of the crafts
A third part of the event con
sists of craft vendors who donate
a portion of their income back to
Juniata County Dairy Princess crowns her successor
Jessica Bailor during the recent pageant.
Disaster Response
Disaster Response Churches
and other nonprofit organiza
tions offer food including hot
soups, homemade pies and
cakes, and various types of
sandwiches. Tom and Joan
Dibert of Bedford chair this divi
The Rubbermaid donation
was like the icing on the cake.
Learning of the Disaster efforts,
last year Rubbermaid of
Lancaster offered to donate all
the Baker’s could carry in their
car for the sale
“These are discontinueds and
seconds,” Marianna explains.
“But, we take the good with the
bad and are quite grateful.”
It was during the winter of
1997 that Rubbermaid called to
offer an additional 10 tractor
trailer loads of their products.
Seven of those were sold over
the winter months. Contents of
one truckload was offered with
the vendor items and two more
will be sold at a future date.
Included are brooms, mops,
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Volunteers from the Bedford Church of the Brethren make
pita sandwiches.
buckets, clothes hampers, waste
cans, and various kitchen items
Since all items are donated,
prices are attention getting.
Transportation for the
Rubbermaid is largely and vol
untarily provided by members of
the Brethren Church.
Another generous donation
comes from the Blank Book
Company which donates large
amounts of notebooks and paper
to be sold at a nominal cost.
“It’s a satisfying event for
everyone concerned,” Marianna
“We have a lot less trouble
finding volunteers when they
know their expenses will be
paid. And, it’s not too much to
ask. Most of these people take
time off work to go help someone
in need.”
The Middle District Disaster
Response will be off to South
Fork, North Dakota, in July
where they are helping that
flood-stricken community to