Berks County Dairy roy­alty crowned

Tay­lor Pool crowned Dairy Princess; Malaina Rhoads crowned Li’l Miss Dairy Princess

The Hamburg Area Item - - Local News - Berks County Dairy Pro­mo­tion Com­mit­tee

The 2017- 2018 Berks County Dairy Princess is ex­cited to go on a “Milk Ad­ven­ture” pro­mot­ing the Berks County Dairy In­dus­try. Tay­lor Pool was crowned as the 2017- 18 Berks County Dairy Princess on May 12 at the Mohrsville Church of the Brethren.

Help­ing Tay­lor pro­mote the Berks County Dairy In­dus­try this year will be Malaina Rhoads who was named the 2017- 18 Berks County Li’l Miss Dairy Princess.

They will also be as­sisted by a group of Dairy Am­bas­sadors. This year’s Berks County Dairy Am­bas­sadors are Ayla Blatt, Macken­zie Blatt, Kennedi Cav­a­lier, Mikayla Davis, Ha­ley Evans, Natalie Grumbine, Sa­man­tha Haag, Kristin Johns, Megan Krick, Morgan Krick, Ash­leigh Moss, Stephanie Younker and Lind­sey Zim­mer­man.

Tay­lor is the 19- year- old daugh­ter of David and Martha Pool, Robeso­nia. Tay­lor stays busy work­ing on the fam­ily’s 250 reg­is­tered Hol­stein and Jersey farm, and work­ing at a lo­cal hair sa­lon. She is a li­censed cos­me­tol­o­gist and re­cently re­ceived her diploma in Mas­sage Ther­apy.

Tay­lor has been ac­tive pro­mot­ing the Berks County Dairy In­dus­try as she served as the 20042005 Berks County Li’l Miss Dairy Princess and as a Dairy Am­bas­sador for the past 6 years. She is also ac­tive with Berks County and the Penn­syl­va­nia Ju­nior Hol­stein Clubs. She is cur­rently the Vice Pres­i­dent on the Penn­syl- va­nia Ju­nior Hol­stein Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee. Tay­lor en­joys com­pet­ing in pub­lic speak­ing and dairy knowl­edge com­pe­ti­tions in ad­di­tion to show­ing her reg­is­tered dairy cat­tle.

As part of the evening ban­quet, Tay­lor per­formed her skit en­ti­tled “My Milk Ad­ven­ture” where she is an Oreo cookie look­ing for her glass of milk.

She also an­swered an im­promptu ques­tion and talked to the au­di­ence about why she wants to be the Berks County Dairy Princess. Tay­lor said, “I am very blessed and ex­cited to be serv­ing as the 2017- 18 Berks County Dairy Princess.

This is some­thing I have wanted since I was lit­tle.” She is ex­cited to ed­u­cate the pub­lic about the dairy in­dus­try and thanks her fam­ily for al­ways sup­port- ing her.

Also, per­form­ing at the pageant were 6 young ladies who were com­pet­ing for the ti­tle of Berks County Li’l Miss Dairy Princess. They were Heidi Eisen­hower, 6, and Julie Eisen­hower, 4, daugh­ters of Scott and Vicki Eisen­hower of Bethel; Malaina Rhoads, 5, daugh­ter of Dar­ren and Sandy Rhoads of Barto; Sarah Riegel, 4, daugh­ter of Steve and Ann Riegel of Bethel; Allyson Tem­plin, 6, daugh­ter of Christo­pher and Amy Tem­plin of Birds­boro; and Kyra Trout­man, 6, daugh­ter of Luke and Lori Trout­man of Womels­dorf. The judges had a tough de­ci­sion as the young ladies did a won­der­ful job of en­ter­tain­ing the au­di­ences. In the end, Malaina was named as the 201718 Berks County Li’l Miss Dairy Princess.

The Berks County Dairy Princess Pro­mo­tion Com­mit­tee would like to thank Brit­tany Haag, 2016- 17 Berks County Dairy Princess and Penn­syl­va­nia Al­ter­nate Dairy Princess; Sa­man­tha Haag, 2016- 17 Berks County Al­ter­nate Dairy Princess; and Chloe Shealer, 2016- 17 Berks County Li’l Miss Dairy Princess on a won­der­ful job of pro­mot­ing and rep­re­sent­ing the Berks County Dairy In­dus­try this past year.

They spent count­less hours at lo­cal events from stores to farms, pa­rades and schools and many other places in be­tween talk­ing to the pub­lic about the im­por­tance of dairy prod­ucts in your diet as well as how im­por­tant the dairy farms are here in Berks County.

Em­cee for the pageant was Jen­nifer Grimes a former Berks County and Penn­syl­va­nia State Dairy Princess. Judges were Tam­mie Dunn, dairy farmer from New Ring­gold and John Caroff, Pres­i­dent of the Mont­gomery County Farm Bureau.

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The 2017- 18Berks County Dairy Roy­alty have been crowned, Malaina Rhoads, Berks County Li’l Miss Dairy Princess and Tay­lor Pool, Berks County Dairy Princess.

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