LESTER PRAIRIE, MN Two young women from Lester Prairie are among 10 finalists who were named to go on to compete for the title of Minnesota’s 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
Grace Jeurissen, daughter of Rick and Mindy Jeurissen; and Elizabeth Krienke, daughter of Kraig and Rachelle Krienke, were selected from a group of dairy princesses from across Minnesota who gathered for the Dairy Promotion and Leadership event May 17-19 at the Courtyard by Marriott in St. Cloud.
Krienke, Jeurissen, and the eight other Princess Kay finalists will have their likenesses carved in blocks of butter during the 2019 Minnesota State Fair.
Princess Kay and county dairy princesses make appearances to help explain dairy farm families’ commitment to taking care of their animals and resources while providing nutrient-rich dairy products.
To compete to be a finalist for Princess Kay of the Milky Way, each princess had to submit an application, participate in a personal interview, prepare and deliver a speech, and participate in a mock media interview.