Local teen named Meeker County Dairy Princess

This article submitted by Erin Aagesen on 5/17/00.

Carin Frenchick On April 27, Carin Frenchick (pictured, second from left) was crowned one of four Meeker County Dairy Princesses at a banquet in the Litchfield VFW. Each of the princesses were introduced at the ceremony.

To qualify, young women must be between the ages of 18 and 24. They are required to live or work on a farm in Meeker County.

On April 22, the girls were interviewed by the judges. They were asked about school, farm life, and their future plans.

"It was nerve-racking because I was the first one to be interviewed," Frenchick said.

Frenchick's main job as a dairy princess will be promotion of the dairy industry. She has already attended the Litchfield FFA banquet, which was held on May 12. Throughout the summer, she will attend parades around Meeker County. Her other duties will include working at a malt stand during the Meeker County Fair and serving cheese at local banks during June Dairy Month.

"I'm excited," said Frenchick of her selection. "It's going to be a fun summer because the four princesses get along really well."

The other princesses are Natasha Kurth, Hutchinson; Julie Wagner, Litchfield; and Erin Nelson, Dassel. These three will attend the Region five competition on June 7-9 in Willmar.

Carin was chosen to represent Meeker County at a Peanut Festival in November in Alabama. She will stay a week with a host farm family there. Being chosen for that was "kind of like a Miss Congeniality award," explained Frenchick.

Carin is the daughter of George and Lynda Frenchick of Paynesville. She is a senior this year. She participates in track, cross country, basketball, 4H, and FFA, and is on the honor roll. In the fall, she will attend Iowa State University. There she will enroll in a prevet program, which she hopes will lead to a career as a herd's vet.

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