The crowning of the new Fillmore County Dairy Royalty will be held Saturday, April 6, in Preston at St. Columban's Church. The Dairy Princess Coronation and Ambassador Recognition will be held at 1 p.m. The coronation is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

The candidates will be judged on their communication skills, personality, enthusiasm for dairy promotion and general knowledge of the dairy industry.

Princess candidates are Margaret Alexander, daughter of Tom and Ruth Alexander of Canton, and Melanie Woods, daughter of Daniel and Patti Woods, of Ostrander.

Margaret is sponsored by Steuart Laboratories and Melanie is sponsored by Jim and Randi Wingert.

The dairy princess program is sponsored by the Fillmore County American Dairy Association, which helps to promote dairy products.