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Congratulations Princess Kay Finalists! 

This past Sunday, the twelve Finalists for the 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way were announced. We would like to give a special congratulations to our two MJHA board members who were named finalists:  Katherine Gathje (MJHA Vice President) and Catherine Thompson (MJHA President). We know that a number of the other finalists are also involved with MJHA. Congratulations to all twelve young women and thank you for representing our industry! The twelve finalists include:

  • Amy Broll, Chaska, daughter of Dan and Kathie Broll, and representing Carver County;
  • Blaize Dankers, Plainview, daughter of Annette and Travis Reimers, and representing Wabasha County;
  • Katherine Gathje, Richmond, daughter of Scott and Denise Gathje, and representing Meeker County;
  • Laura Grimm, Waconia, daughter of Joel and Barb Grimm, and representing Carver County;
  • Megan Hollermann, Burtrum, daughter of Shawn and Debbie Hollermann, and representing Todd County;
  • Korissa Lindquist, Kerkhoven, daughter of Rod and Naomi Lindquist, and representing Kandiyohi County;
  • Calissa Lubben, Edgerton, daughter of Cal and Char Lubben, and representing Rock County;
  • Ashley Maus, Freeport, daughter of Darrel and Lisa Maus, and representing Stearns County;
  • Melendy Miller, Plainview, daughter of Stacy and Julie Miller, and representing Wabasha County;
  • Julia Mullenbach, Rose Creek, daughter of Al and Lynette Mullenbach, and representing Mower County;
  • Rebekka Paskewitz, Browerville, daughter of Alan and Vicki Paskewitz, and representing Todd County; and
  • Catherine Thompson, Plainview, daughter of Donny and Holly Thompson, and representing Olmsted County

These 12 young women will have their likeness carved in blocks of butter during the 2018 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.


*Information Courtesy of Midwest Dairy

*Photo Courtesy of Matt Addington Photography