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    Crawford Princess Delves
Into Hotel Disaster
Crawford Co. Correspondent
GROVE CITY (Crawford
Co.) Pennsylvania dairy
pageants normally consist of
an audience watching a group
of young women compete for
the dairy princess title by per
forming skits, delivering
speeches, and answering ques
In this year’s Crawford
County pageant, however,
winning contestant Holly
Marie Manross distinguished
herself not only by entertain
ing the audience, but by eng
aging them in her presenta
tion. In a skit “Hotel Dairy
Disaster,” Holly portrayed a
hotel guest who complained
to the bellboy that dairy prod
ucts had been excluded from
the hotel’s continental break
fasts and other menus. Her
primary prop included a large
suitcase from which she peri
odically pulled various bright
ly colored clothes, tossing
them wildly over her shoulder
while searching for something
relevant to her “conversation”
with the fictitious bellboy.
As the clothing (which con
sisted largely of her real-life
bam clothes) flew, the audi
ence laughed loudly - with
much clapping when all of the
clothes had been strewn and
Holly ended the skit by off
handedly telling the bellboy to
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repack her luggage. In addi
tion to its well delivered
humor, part of the skit’s ap
peal might lie in the fact that
in real life, 19-year-old Holly
attends Mercyhurst Northeast
College where she majors in
hotel, restaurant and institu
tional management. Part of
her decision to pursue a ca
reer in restaurant manage
ment, she said, stemmed from
her participation in the dairy
“From being a dairy maid,”
she explained, “I found out
that I like the service indus
try. It deals with the public
and also incorporates the
management that I learned on
the farm.” Still living with her
parents Paula and Connie on
their Saegertown homestead,
Holly, along with her brother,
Jason, represents the third
generation on the farm. She is
responsible for milking its 100
Holsteins during the morning
shift, a job she officially began
at about age 13. She has par
ticipated in 4-H for 11 years,
and belongs to the Blooming
Valley 4-H Club and the In
terstate Exchange Club. She
was named one of this year’s
Crawford County’s outstand
ing 4-Her’s.
Holly has 20 cows of her
own, some of which she shows
each year. In her spare time,
she enjoys doing latch-hook
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The Crawford County court includes, from left, Emilie Smith, Amber Bernarding,
Amanda Hamilton, Krista Jo Braymer, Dairy Princess Holly Marie Manross, Emily Irene
Marzka, Ashley Hamilton, Erin Agnew, and Allison Kemerer.
as well as planting and weed
ing flowers.
This year’s pageant, Craw
ford County’s 27th annual
event, was hosted June 17 by
Dale and Carol Richmond,
grandparents of outgoing
princess Stacey Lynn Agnew.
Also competing for the county
dairy princess title were Erin
Agnew, Krista Jo Braymer,
Ashley Hamilton, and Emily
Irene Marzka, who was
named as the 2000 alternate.
This year’s group of dairy
maid contestants included
Amber Bemarding, Amanda
Hamilton, Allison Kemerer,
and Emilie Eileen Smith, who
also served as dairy maid in
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dairy maids. Krista Jo
Braymer was recognized for
best skit, and Holly Manross
and Allison Kemerer were
recognized for delivering the
best speeches. Rachel Irwin
was flower girl, and former
dairy princess Heather Riley
served as mistress of ceremo
This year’s panel of judges
included Bob Bauer, Terra
Ferris, and Susan Slote.
The pageant’s impromptu
question required each prin
cess and maid contestant to
name a song that best de-
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scribed her personality, and
required each to justify her
Responses ranged every
where from contestants not
being able to commit to just
one song to Holly Manross’s
answer, which was a song by
Shania Twain which describes
her, she said, because “it is
outgoing and gets people
“Sing it!” several audience
members called out to Holly
during the pageant, who said
that she could not recall the
song’s name.
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