HONESDALE, PA — Sydney Roberts became the 47th Wayne County Dairy Princess at the Wayne County Dairy Princess & Jr. Promoter Pageant, which was held on May 21 at the Park Street Complex. …
HONESDALE, PA — Sydney Roberts became the 47th Wayne County Dairy Princess at the Wayne County Dairy Princess & Jr. Promoter Pageant, which was held on May 21 at the Park Street Complex. This youth program began in 1947 and showcases the area’s connection to the dairy industry and promotes the farmers and the products they produce.
Outgoing dairy princess Elektra Kehagias and her court of dairy promoters have spent the last year attending gatherings and parades, and making appearances in grocery stores and other events promoting dairy products both locally and statewide.
Elektra noted that Pennsylvania is ranked eighth in the nation for dairy production, producing 10.6 billion pounds of milk annually. She plans to continue her support of the dairy industry and its farmers, and intends to study law and work on public policy and legislation. “Our food security is a matter of national security,” she said.
Sydney Roberts, the newly crowned Wayne County dairy princess, presented an enthusiastic speech, including her goals of not only promoting dairy products but also the farmers whose hard work and long hours make it all possible. She plans to spread the word among her peers, suggesting others get involved with the 4-H program as well as Future Farmers of America (FFA). “It is crucial for the stability of the industry that we not only support the existing members of dairy farming, but that we build a larger community,” she said.
The Dairy Court includes Dairy Misses Zoey Tyler, Kenley Roberts, Chloe Tyler and Truly Zablocky. The Lil Dairy Miss is Everly Zablocky.
The 2023 Wayne County Dairy Court will host an ice cream sundae competition on Thursday, June 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wayne County Courthouse, 925 Court St. in Honesdale (the rain location is 648 Park St. in Honesdale). All are welcome to attend.
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