MESHOPPEN — The 2017-18 Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess Court wrapped up a busy week at the 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 Aug. 31.
Milkshakes have been a fair tradition for dairy princesses since 1993. 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 stand. Several other local business also supported the construction, including 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 and David and Jim Priestner.
The dairy promotion team was also on hand to help distribute ribbons at the dairy show on Sept. 2 and the showmanship contest on Sept. 3.
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.