McLeod County Dairy Banquet/Coronation 04 Apr 16

The 63rd Spring Banquet & Dairy Princess Coronation that was held April 2nd at the Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson MN. (See photos below)

The new 2016-2017 McLeod County Dairy Princesses are:

Sierra Swanson the daughter of David & Kari Swanson of Hutchinson,

Ashle Lukes the daughter of Michael & Reada Lukes of Lester Prairie and

Cheyenne Schmidt the daughter of Ron & Denise Schmidt of Hutchinson.

Cheyenne was also chosen as Miss Congeniality.

The Princesses can attend the May Training Seminar to compete to become a Princess Kay finalist. The Training Seminar / Princess Kay candidate selection is May 13-15 at St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN.

Princess Kay of the Milky Way will then be crowned on the eve of the opening day of the Minnesota State Fair.

The Butter Knife Award went to Below Zero Frozen/Yogurt of Hutchinson

The Friend of Dairy award went to Paul & Shari Schultz of Silver Lake

The Dairy Farm Woman of the Year Award went to Mindy Jeurissen of Lester Prairie

The new Dairy Ambassadors for 2016-2017 are Julia Ramige daughter of Jenny and Jon Ramige of Silver Lake, Emma Friauf daughter of Wayne and Teri Friauf of Glencoe, Alexis Kubista daughter of Tabatha and Raymond Kubista of Lester Prairie, Kiley Lickfelt daughter of Trudy and Ryan Lickfelt of Hutchinson, Mckenzie Swanson daughter of David & Kari Swanson of Hutchinson, Elizabeth Krienke daughter of Kraig & Rachelle Krienke of Lester Prairie, and Breanna and Allison Wright daughters of Paul & Heather Wright of Hutchinson.

A STAR Ambassador was chosen, Breanna Wright received that honor.

Rachel Stender, Princess Kay finalist from Lester Prairie, also brought her butter head and memorabilia for everyone to see.

Anyone interested in having the 2016-2017 dairy princesses attend county activities should contact Peggy Engelmann 320-238-2341 or Kelsey Buss 320-583-0560.