Dairy Day Dinner set for March 25

The 2016 Carver County Princesses snuggle their favorite animals after their crowning.
The 2016 Carver County Princesses snuggle their favorite animals after their crowning.

Under the theme “Dedicated to Dairy,” the 65th annual Carver County Dairy Day Dinner and Princess Coronation will be held at the Mayer Community Center on Saturday, March 25.
The Carver County Dairy Day Dinner Committee and the Carver County ADA invite you to attend the annual Dairy Day Dinner. This year marks the 65th year of recognizing outstanding local dairy farmers, as well as individuals and businesses that support the continuation of dairying in Carver County.
It also marks the 10th year of the young Dairy Ambassador program and the 65th year of crowning the lovely young ladies that will serve as Carver County’s Dairy Princesses.
This year’s candidates are: Amy Broll, 19, of Chaska, daughter of Dan and Kathie, sponsored by Broll’s Custom Baling, Chopping & Bagging, Dressel Agency, Inc., Murphy Dairy Supply and Norwood Veterinary Clinic; Anna Broll, 19, of Chaska, daughter of Dan and Kathie, sponsored by Broll’s Custom Baling, Chopping & Bagging, Carver County Farm Bureau, KleinBank – NYA/Cologne and Mackenthun’s Fine Foods; Anna Buckentine, 17, of Chaska, daughter of John and Jeanie, sponsored by Glencoe Co-op Association, Lano Equipment of NYA, Rob-See-Co/Michael Buckentine and Rolfs Feed/Mark Rolf; Megan Hesse, 17, of Cologne, daughter of Mark and Julie, sponsored by ABS -Rick Haler, Ag Star Financial Services, Munson Lakes Nutrition, Schmitz Custom Bagging – Scott and Brenda Schmitz; Rebecca Manteuffel, 17, of Cologne, daughter of Todd and Lois, sponsored Bob Fritz Trucking, Bongards’ Creameries, Mid-County Coop and Waconia Veterinary Clinic; Larisa Marks, 18, of Cologne, daughter of David and Tracy, sponsored by Countryside Vet & Feed, Lyle Braun, Jim Hoen Trucking, Rob-See-Co/Michael Buckentine and United Farmers Co-operative.
All six candidates will be equally crowned as 2017 Carver County Dairy Princesses as all are equally eligible to compete. They will also have the opportunity to interview to become one of 12 Princess Kay of the Milky Way Finalists.
Organizers are encouraging all past DHIA award winners, ADA award winners, and any former Dairy Ambassadors and Princesses, as well as anyone else interested in what is happening in Carver County dairy farming, to attend this event.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Sherry Newell of the Midwest Dairy Association, with music provided by DJ,  “Mr. Big.”
The social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., and the program is at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are available for $15 advance purchase until March 17 or $20 at the door.
For advance sale tickets, contact Barb at 952-657-2476 or Sue at 952-466-3855.