Several young women from the area are competing in the Iowa Dairy Princess contest.
Local candidates include 18-year old Tehya Demmer of Dundee representing Delaware County, 18-year old Julie Hammerand representing Dubuque County, 19-year old Brianna Lucey of Guttenberg representing Clayton County and 18-year old Brylie Volker representing Fayette County.
They will be going up against candidates representing Allamakee County, Winneshiek County, the Iowa Holstein Association and the Iowa Jersey Cattle Club.
The eight candidates will be judged on their knowledge and enthusiasm about dairy, as well as their personality and communication ability.
The 66th Iowa State Dairy Princess contest will be held tonight at 7:30 pm at the Multi-Media Center of the Cattle Barn at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.
photo courtesy of Iowa Dairy Princess Facebook page