Dairy royalty recognized
at weekend banquet
PIERZ — The Crow Wing County Dairy industry and its supporters recognized dairy royalty Saturday at the Pierz Ballroom. Shantel Koering, Ft. Ripley, retained her title of Senior Dairy princess and will go on to compete for Princess Kay of the Milky Way in May. Veronica Nelson, Brainerd, remains the junior dairy Princess. Josh Studniski, Fort Ripley, and Raychel Raddatz, Brainerd, were named dairy ambassadors, with Alyson Koering, Fort Ripley, and Anna Young, Pierz, assistant ambassadors. Veronica Nelson was chosen Miss Congeniality.
The Milk Pitcher Award was presented to Jennifer Kovacik who teaches second grade at Lake Region Christian School. Pizza Ranch of Baxter was awarded the Golden Butterknife Award for serving real dairy products.