By Ivan Raconteur
Three candidates from across Carver County will be crowned 2008 dairy princesses at the close of the 56th annual Dairy Day Dinner at the New Germany City Hall Saturday, April 5.
The emcee will be Dick Jonckowski, “the voice of the Gophers.” Music will be provided by Travel Ground.
The theme for the evening is “proud to be an American,” and patriotic apparel is suggested.
Cash bar and set-up available- BYOB. Dinner is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 8:15 p.m. with the introduction of the new ambassadors.
The 2008 candidates are:
• Kindra Boelke, daughter of Rodney and Ann Boelke of Cologne. Boelke’s sponsors are Citizens State Bank, Rick Carlson Cenex/CRI, Waconia Veterinary Clinic, GDS Design and Build, Prairie Farm Supply of Belle Plaine, and Munson Lakes Nutrition of Howard Lake.
• Kari Hoen, daughter of Roger and Carol Hoen of Cologne. Hoen’s sponsors are Hoen Milk Transfer, Lano Equipment of Norwood, Bongard’s Creameries, Norwood Veterinary Clinic, Klein Bank of NYA, and Mid-Country.
• Amy Eiden, daughter of Tim and Patty Eiden of Chaska. Eiden’s sponsors are Bob Fritz Trucking, Wagner Dairy Cattle, Waconia Farm Supply, Klein Bank of Cologne, Lester Prairie Veterinary Clinic, and the First Minnesota Bank of Mayer.
Candidates are judged on their communication skills, personality, enthusiasm for dairy promotion, and general knowledge of the dairy industry.
The new princesses will be eligible to attend the dairy princess promotion training seminar May 16-18 in St. Anthony, sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Association.
There, they can apply to be a finalist for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way competition at the state fairgrounds in August.
Carver County also has dairy ambassadors. The program is open to seventh and eighth grade girls.
Anyone interested in scheduling the Carver County dairy princesses for an appearance should contact Bonnie Brabec at (952) 955-3166.