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Martinsburg Native Named Blair County Dairy Princess


Emily Loose

Darcy Heltzel, center, was crowned the 2022-23 Blair County Dairy Princess. She previously was alternate for 2021-22 Princess Madison Benfer, right. Heltzel's alternate is Abigail England, left.

A new Dairy Princess was named for Blair County, continuing on a family legacy.

The Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant took place Saturday, May 21, at the Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA) Church, where two contestants provided skits and speeches about the dairy industry in Pennsylvania.

Prior to the event, a dinner was held and catered by Twila Bigelow. Her daughter Kristy has helped with all of the recent promotions and is also a former Dairy Princess.

The event was emceed by Yvonne Longenecker, who was Dairy Princess in 2017-18.

The two contestants were Darcy Heltzel, 17, of Martins...

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