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Contestants Vie For Dairy Princess Title

Four young women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The 60th Anniversary contest will be held Thursday, June 14at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

This year’s contestants are Sophia Vander Dussen of El Nido, Caroline Lee and Sierra Omlin of Modesto and Caydee Weese of Turlock.

The young lady crowned as Dairy Princess will represent the dairy industry in the counties of Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne. She will serve the area as ambassador for the dairy industry at schools, service groups and with the media. The newly selected princess and her alternates will participate in a mandatory training, provided by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), in which they receive professional development coaching.

The contest is sponsored by the District 6 Dairy Princess Committee and the CMAB. The 60th Anniversary contest will begin at 6 p.m. with a no-host social hour, followed by dinner and the contest at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets for the contest, contact Linda Teixeira at 209-634-4500 or 209-402-8305 or Lindsey Nunes at 209-678-2540. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, June 11; no tickets will be sold at the door.

California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream and nonfat dry milk than any other state. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese and yogurt. Dairy products made with Real California Milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies that the products are made exclusively with milk produced on California dairy farms by California dairy farm families.