MESHOPPEN — The 2017-18 Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess Court wrapped up a busy week at the 2017 Wyoming County Community Fair on Labor Day Weekend.
Dairy Princess Kaelyn Traver, Dairy Ambassador Toni Traver and Dairy Maid Riley Campbell cut the ribbon on the new milkshake stand at the fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug. 31.
“Milkshakes have been a dairy princess fair tradition since 1993,” Kaelyn Traver said.
The milkshake stand is the primary fundraiser for the Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess program. The funds also support the fair’s dairy show committee and Wyoming County 4-H dairy and livestock clubs.
A donation to the dairy princess program from Allied Milk Producers’ Cooperative Inc. provided the seed money to construct the new milkshake stand.
Other supports were Fieldsbrook Farm, Shupp’s Farm, Ken-Mar Home Furnishings, Ken Teel Memorial, Ryan Rosengrant, Bennie’s Nurseries, Sherwood-Groves, Molly Goodwin, Oriental Grange 165 in memory of Brianna Smarkusky, Jeff Frank, Sickler’s Home Supply Inc., Mike Goodwin, Herron Lumber Company, Wyoming-Lackawanna County Farm Bureau, David and Jim Priestner.
The dairy promotion team was on hand to help pass out ribbons at the dairy show on Saturday, Sept. 2 and the showmanship contest on Sunday, Sept. 3.
“Our dairy exhibitors should be proud of the quality of their animals,” Dairy Maid Riley Campbell said.
The court wrapped up the weekend with a giant ice cream sundae. Dairy Princess Kaelyn Traver, Dairy Ambassador Toni Traver and Dairy Maids Riley Campbell and Morgan Headman served up ice cream to fairgoers as a celebration of the local dairy industry.
“The fair is a great place to celebrate the hard work of dairy farmers who produce the quality milk that is on our dinner tables,” Traver said.