60th Annual Delaware County Dairy Banquet Saturday Night

The 60th Annual Delaware County Dairy Banquet is this Saturday night – a night to honor the local dairy industry.

The evening begins at 6:30 pm with dinner catered by J&D Mart of New Vienna.

That’s Megan Wulfekuhle, who has served this past year as Delaware County Dairy Royalty along with Brittany Putz and Kristi Mensen. They will crown new royalty on Saturday night, with this year’s candidates including Amanda Engelken of Earlville for Dairy Princess, Makayla Cole of Hopkinton for Lil’ Miss Squirt and Michael Cole of Hopkinton, Waylon Mormann of Colesburg and Griffin Honkomp of Earlville for Lil’ Mister Herdsman.

The night also includes several dairy awards, door prizes and entertainment by mentalist Sean Bott.

Mensen says tickets will not be sold at the door, so you need to get them in advance.

Tickets are 15 dollars for adults and nine dollars for kids.

(photo of 2016 Delaware Co. Dairy Royalty and last year’s banquet by Janelle Tucker, KMCH)