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    Crowl Looks Forward To York Dairy Princess Reign
Joyce Bupp
York Co. Correspondent
YORK (York Co.) “Drink
ing milk will help keep you from
getting all bent out of shape,”
said Heather Crowl, York Coun
ty’s newly-crowned dairy prin
The 18-year-old Airville
young woman will wear the
sparkling tiara as York Coun
ty’s 2000-2001 milk promoter,
following the annual county
dairy industry pageant held
May 27 at the York 4-H Center.
Named to serve with her on the
dairy promotion court are dairy
ambassadors Heather Baum
gardner and Janet Yohe, dairy
maid Amanda Hoover, dairy
misses Jolee Anstine and Amy
Baumgardner, and little dairy
misses Katie Baumgardner and
Amber Thoman.
Heather is the daughter of
Joyce and Ellis Crowl and a gra
duating senior at Red Lion Area
High School, where she is active
in the FFA program. A veteran
cattle exhibitor with her own
string of 20 head, most of them
registered Milking Shorthorns,
Heather is a member of the Milk
and Money 4-H Club and parti
cipates in numerous regional
show events. One of her lifetime
goals is to have her own small
farm where she can raise her fa
vorite red and white cattle.
Heather’s presentation on
milk and osteoporosis as part of
the pageant program competi
tion reflected Heather’s interest
in the medical industry. She
plans to attend Yorktowne Busi
ness Institute to study for a
career as a medical assistant.
“Take care of your bones, and
they will take care of you,”
Heather admonished the pag
eant audience, noting that most
adults still do not consume ade
quate amounts of calcium to
prevent the crippling and pain
ful symptoms of osteoporosis, or
brittle bone disease. Citing cur
rent medical statistics, the new
princess warned that an esti
mated 90 percent of women and
60 percent of men are consum
ing inadequate amount of cal
cium in their diets, and that
“drinking milk is an investment
in your bone bank.”
Heather followed up her
speech segment of the program
with a skit demonstrating the
brittleness of bones exposed to
carbonated soft drinks, in com
parison to the strength and flexi
bility of those similarly exposed
to milk.
Dairy ambassador Heather
Baumgardner is looking for
ward to the chance to promote
milk’s nutritional benefits and a
greater awareness of the dairy
industry to her own peer age
group. Heather is 16 and the
daughter of Daniel and Lori
York Dairy Princess Heather Growl is supported in her
dairy promotion activities by her parents, Joyce and Ellis
Baumgardner, Dillsburg.
Heather’s speech presentation
related that the author of “Mur
phy’s Law” (anything that can
go wrong, will, and at the most
inappropriate time) must have
been a dairy farmer. She related
that everyone especially dairy
farmers, need to have faith,
smile and dwell on pleasant
things and their many blessings.
Active with the family’s
church puppet ministry.
Heather presented a puppet
show, using an original song
about milk which she taped for
the pageant competition.
Janet Yohe, dairy ambassa
dor, plans to continue her sev
eral years of past work as part of
the country’s dairy promotion
team to further her communica
tion skills. Sixteen-year-old
Janet is the daughter of Jerry
and Kathy Yohe, York, and a
junior at Spring Grove Area
High School.
In her speech presentation
pondering why people cease
drinking milk, Janet outlined
the numerous kinds of milk and
dairy products available for
varied diets and personal tastes.
Echoing a renewed emphasis by
national health/nutritional
guidelines on the importance of
exercise, Janet suggested that
“exercise and milk should be
part of everyone’s day.”
Dressing up like a bride being
wedded to a “stuffed” mannikin
groom, Janet added a humorous
touch to the usual marriage
vows with assorted farm-related
promises: not to complain about
mud tracked across floors, not to
complain when he was late from
farm work and have dinner
waiting, warm and still moist,
understanding that eartags are
more important in the farm fi
nancial picture than earrings
and, of course, to always use real
dairy products.
Dairy maid Amanda Hoover
has also worked with the coun
ty’s promotion team for the last
few years and related to emcee
4-H/extension specialist Linda
Spahr how she really likes to
talk with the general public
about the benefits of drinking
milk. Amanda, 12, is the daugh
ter of Paul and Rose Hoover,
East Prospect, where the family
tends a herd of 30 dairy goats.
Reinforcing the speech by
Heather Crowl, Amanda’s
poster presentation focused on
milk and osteoporosis, visually
displaying statistics that one of
every two women, and one of
every three men, will develop os
teoporosis as they age.
Miss and little miss candi
dates for the York dairy promo
tion team are each required to
present a short, original poem
about the industry. Dairy miss
Jelee Anstine, 8, aptly recited a
Heather Growl, York County Dairy Princess 2000-2001, along with her assembled
court, is looking forward to a busy year of promotion activities. With princess Heather
are little dairy misses, Katie Baumgardner, left, and Amber Thoman. Rear, from left, are
dairy miss, Amy Baumgardner, dairy ambassador Janet Yohe, dairy maid Amanda
Hoover, dairy ambassador Heather Baumgardner, and dairy miss Jelee Anstine.
rhyme about how milk “makes
you smart.” Jelee is the daugh
ter of Charles and Lynn Anstine,
York, and a second-year dairy
Dairy miss Amy Baum
gardner, 9, added a new twist to
the old favorite Dr. Seuss
“Green Eggs and Ham” poem,
presenting a similar cadence of
rhyming words about her favor
ite heifer calf, Sam.
Little dairy misses are Amber
Thoman, 6, daughter of Gail
and Gary Thoman, Dallastown,
and Kathryn “Katie” Baum
gardner, S, sister to Heather and
“I hope I made a difference,”
Lebanon County
Three Lebanon County 4-H
members were awarded
$1,000.00 scholarships during a
recent meeting of the 4-H Board
of Directors. Rachael Krall, Leb
anon; Ann Leed, Myerstown;
and Ellen Leuenberger, Her
shey, were selected based on
their 4-H experience, commu
nity involvement, and academic
Rachael Krall is the daughter
of Linda and Richard Krall. She
will be a freshman at Ship
pensburg this fall and will major
in biology.
A member of both the 4-H
Friends and NoSoAnn Dairy 4-
H Clubs, Rachael has partici
pated in the 4-H program for the
past ten years. She has held vari
ous club offices and has com
bined her interest in agriculture
with many community projects.
A senior at Cedar Crest High
School, Rachael is a member of
the National Honor Society.
“My participation in 4-H has
taught me patience and dedica
tion while encouraging self mo
tivation,” Rachael said in
explaining her 4-H experiences.
Ann Leed is the daughter of
Nancy and Robert Leed. She
will be a freshman animal sci-
reflected outgoing princess Re
becca Kilgore, whose dairy prin
cess role will continue through
September, fulfilling promotion
opportunities as a state alternate
winner. Becky especially
thanked her dad, Doug, for
funding all the gas she used for
her travels, her mom, Pam, for
her enthusiastic promotion ideas
and her seven-year-old brother,
Christopher, for his affectionate
hugs each time she left their
home to attend an event.
Outgoing alternate county
princess Michelle Walker noted
the influence which dairy pro
motion has played in her life,
adding that “my kids are going
to drink milk.” Michelle’s activi-
ence major at lowa State Uni
versity this fall.
A member of the 4-H Beef and
Sheep clubs, Ann has been an
active member of the county
livestock judging team. She has
shown her livestock projects at
the Lebanon Area Fair, as well
as the PA Farm Show. A senior
at ELCO High School, Ann is
active in the FFA chapter and
National Honor Society.
“Through 4-H I have a wide
variety of friends from different
schools and backgrounds. My
travels with 4-H have allowed
me to develop friendships state
wide,” said Ann. “Not only are
these friendships cherished, but
they taught me the ability to
make friends.”
Ellen Leuenberger is the
daughter of Paul and Urs
Leuenberger. She will be a fresh
man at the University of Vir
ginia majoring in science this
fall. A senior at Hershey High
School, Ellen is a member of
chorus and band, the National
Honor Society, and the
Thespian Society.
Ellen credits 4-H with provid
ing her “many opportunities
that will help me to make a dif
ference in the world. The confi
dence gained through public
ties with milk promotion as
sisted her in developing
leadership skills which contrib
uted to her selection as a student
at this summer’s upcoming Gov
ernor’s School.
York County’s dairy princess
and promotion team are enthu
siastic and anxious about getting
out to meet the general public
and spread their message about,
the benefits of milk and dairy'
foods. To schedule speeches
and/or appearances by the dairy
princess and her promotion
team, contact booking chairman
Lori Baumgardner at (717) 432-
3169 or coordinator Gail
Thoman at (727) 428-1832.
speaking and leadership experi
ences are major assets.
Each 4-H member received a
$l,OOO check and a certificate
from the Lebanon County 4-H
Trust Fund. Youth between the
ages of 8 and 18 are eligible to
join the 4-H program, which en
courages “leam-by-doing” proj
ects and activities. For more
information, contact Lebanon
County Extension Office at 270-
Cumberland Co. Dairy
The Cumberland County
Wide 4-H Dairy Club meeting
was held on May 8 at the John
Stover family farm.
After the meeting was called
to order and the officers’ reports
were read, President Thomas
Harwood asked the County
Council to give a committee
report. Zach Travis talked about
the election of new officers,
which included Any Kaucher as
president and Zach Travis as
vice president.
Leader Kathy Walton ex
plained Speak Out Night and
went over things in News and
Notes. She also handed out new
project books. Donald Harwood
announced that dairy judging
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