Baker selected as Columbiana Co. dairy princess

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SALEM, Ohio — The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters held its annual spring banquet April 19 at The Center of Salem.

Scholarships

During the banquet, two scholarships where awarded to Taylor Weingart and Alex Whiteleather.

Taylor Weingart is the daughter of Mike and Amy Weingart of New Waterford, Ohio. Taylor is currently a senior at Crestview High School, after graduating she will attend Gannon University in Erie, Pa., majoring in occupational therapy.

Alex Whiteleather is the son of Lawrence and Shari Whiteleather of Minerva, Ohio. Alex is a senior at Minerva High School, after graduating he will be attending Ohio University in Athens, Ohio majoring in communications.

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2008 princess

The 2008 Dairy Princess Karen Steiger reported on her reign as dairy princess. She attended the Columbiana County Fair by helping at the ice cream barn, milking parlor, ice cream eating contest, mini-showmanship and passing out fair ribbons.

Also with her brother, they conducted a tour of their family farm for local Boy Scouts.

She is the daughter of Bart and Joyce Steiger of Alliance, Ohio. She is currently attending Capital University, majoring in nursing.

Judges

The judges for the dairy princess this year were Debbie Grammer from Sebring, Ohio, and Lori Moff from Canfield, Ohio.

There was a tie for first runner-up between Brittany Farmer and Erica Steiger.

Dairy princess

Kasey Baker of New Waterford was crowned the 2009 dairy princess; she is the daughter of Kevin and Deb Baker.

Kasey is enrolled at The Ohio State University A.T.I. studying dairy production and management.

Kasey served as the 2008 Columbiana County 4-H queen, is now a member of The Ohio State Dairy Club at A.T.I. and an adviser for Fairfield 4-H adviser.

There was a short business meeting covering the spring we-drive-ourselves tour to the Great Lakes Science Center and NASA’s John Glenn Research Center.

The flavor of the year at the Ice Cream Barn this year will be mint chocolate chip, volunteers for shifts at the fair will be able to sign up in July.

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