A Manchester teen is competing in the Iowa Pork Queen Contest in Des Moines this week. Leah Willie served as last year’s Delaware County Pork Queen and is representing the county at this year’s state contest. Willie is among nine contestants competing for the title. A Pork Princess will also be chosen from the group of girls, and there are three separate contestants competing for the Iowa Premier Pork Youth Ambassador. The new queen, princess and youth ambassador will each receive scholarships and represent the Iowa pork industry throughout the year at various promotional and educational events around the state, as well as at out-of-state events. The winners will be announced tonight at the 42nd Annual Iowa Pork Congress Banquet.
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