6/8/2013 7:00 AM
By Laurie Savage Maryland Correspondent
STREET, Md. — As the new Upper Chesapeake dairy princess, Emmy Dallam will introduce the public to the dairy cows who live on her farm and share facts about them and the products they produce.
In the radio spot she presented to the audience during the pageant on Friday, May 31, she explained how her cows live in the pastures on her farm and each drink about a bathtub full of water each day. She encouraged consumers to have three servings of dairy every day.
Outgoing Upper Chesapeake Dairy Princess Elizabeth Galbreath passed on her title to Dallam during the ceremony held at the Galbreath family farm, Highland Heights Farm.
Erika Edwards of Rising Sun and Olivia Huber of Jarrettsville were named alternate Upper Chesapeake dairy princesses. Dairy maids serving for the year are Mackenzie Underwood of North East, Jillian Seay of Rising Sun and Belle Dallam of Bel Air.
The new princess is the daughter of Kate and David Dallam. She is in 10th grade at Oldfields School, where she is in the environmental club and serves as co-captain of the badminton club.
Emmy Dallam is a member of the Pioneers 4-H Club and carries the dairy and swine projects. She exhibits her animals at local shows and fairs and participates in dairy bowl and dairy judging.
At home, Dallam, 16, assists with caring for the calves, help with milkings and works in her family’s on-farm creamery, Broom’s Bloom.
Dallam was a dairy maid for four years and said she is looking forward to continuing to be involved in the Maryland dairy promotional program, increasing the public’s knowledge about the dairy industry.
“I get to educate the young. I love answering their little questions,” she said, such as whether a cow’s ear tag is her price tag.
Dallam will join other regional dairy princesses from across the state for the Maryland Dairy Princess Pageant at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the FSK Holiday Inn in Frederick. A reception precedes the event at 7 p.m.