Lansing Corners to host Dairy Princess banquet

Published 8:02 am Friday, March 30, 2018

The 65th Mower County Dairy Royalty will be crowned at the annual banquet, Saturday, April 14, at Lansing Corners Supper Club, just north of Austin.

The event will begin with a silent auction at 11:30 a.m. and a moon luncheon.

The 2018 Mower County Dairy Princess candidates are Julia Mullenbach, daughter of Al and Lynette Mullenbach, Rose Creek, sponsored by Read’s Brown Swiss; and Abby Rossow, daughter of Mike and Vicki Rossow,  Dexter, sponsored by AMPI.

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Both candidates will be eligible to compete at the state contest in May where 12 finalists for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way will be chosen.

This year, two Mower County Milkmaids will be crowned. The Milkmaid program is open to third and fourth grade girls who have a passion for the dairy industry and dairy products. The candidates are Amy Smith, daughter of Andy and Angie Smith, Adams, sponsored by Caledonia Haulers and Smith Family Farms; and Lauren Irvin, daughter of Jason and Karen Irvin, Rose Creek, sponsored by Jake’s Petroleum L/C.

Danielle Jax, 2017 Mower County Dairy Princess, will give a retiring address. The banquet will include a silent scholarship auction and numerous door prizes.

Tickets for the banquet are $10 and must be purchased by April 6 from Eugene Anderson at 507-477-3457.