Mary Bradfield Dairy Princess 1981

Mary Bradfield Dairy Princess 1981

CLIPPED FROMThe ExpositorBrantford, Ontario, Canada28 Aug 1980, Thu  •  Page 15

Dairy Princess for 1980-81.

Feb 1981

An outstanding ambassadress for ihe provincial dairy industry, would be an asset in that capacity at the national level, as well. Friendly and confident, Mary meets people of any age with a warm handshake, a pleasant smile. She has the happy knack of making people feel her interest in them, her concern for them.

The dairy princess visited Lanark County last week. The 22-year-old daughter of Gordon and Ellen Bradfield, Peterborough County, has completed three years of a four year honors course in economics. After taking two years at the University of Toronto, Mary transferred to Queen’s University, Kingston, for her third year. She is to return to Queen’s for the fourth and last year of her economics course, after she completes her year as Ontario Dairy Princess.

Gordel is the name of the Bradfield herd of registered Holsteins on the family farm situated about five miles east of Peterborough. The Bradfields milk about 40 Holsteins with a Surge pipeline system. Mary and David, her 20-year-old brother, have always helped on the farm, while attending school from home and now on weekends and holidays. Mary has completed 12 agricultural and six homemaking 4-H clubs. David Bradfield will graduate from the two-year diploma course at the University of Guelph in April. He plans on coming home to farm with his father.

The family farm has been in the Bradfield name since 1832. “There have always been Bradfietds on the farm,” Mary said proudly. Her grandmother, age 82, lives in her own home on the farm, Mary’s mother, Ellen Bradfield, teaches part time in a school for the mentally retarded, following his return home to farm.

Since she became Ontario Dairy Princess last summer at the Toronto Exhibition, Mary has been across Ontario from Windsor to North Bay, to Ottawa, to Lanark and Frontenac counties. Her first public appearance as Ontario Dairy Princess was at Lincoln County Fair in the St Catharines area in September. During the first week of October, she attended the World Dairy Exposition at Madison. Wisconsin, the largest show of its kind in the world, Mary was especially proud of her showing by Ontario Holsteins.

Ontario had five first place winners in what is considered the top show in the United States, drawing spectators from all over the world. In addition to individual winners, Ontario Holsteins won the important State Herd Class. On her visit to Lanark County last week, Mary was hosted by Pat Allan, daughter of Mr and Mrs David Allan, at the Allan family farm just off the Scotch Line near Perth, Pat was first runner-up in the Lanark County Dairy Princess Competition last summer.

As Debbie Tims, Lanark County Dairy Princess, was away on a familiarization tour to London on British Airways, Pat was pleased to accompany Mary during her stay in the county. Employed by Mississippi TraveService, Debbie on the tour would become familiar with transportation, hotels, theatres and other aspects of a visit to London. This would increase her knowledge in helping customers plan trips to London. read-Remember Debbie Tims? 1980 Dairy Princess–  Mississippi Travel 

Pat, 18, is a Grade 13 student at Perth and District Collegiate Institute. Following graduation from school she plans to study fashion merchandising at Seneca College in Toronto. Guests Mary and Pat were guests at a Rotary Club luncheon in Smiths Falls, Friday. The girls paid a visit to Rideau Public School, Smiths Falls, to make a presenation to the students on the dairy industry.

This was followed by a tour of the Balderson Cheese Plant and modern cheese store. Saturday, Mary and Pat took part in a press interview and luncheon. Both young women were guests of honor at the annual dinner dance of the Lanark County Milk Producers in the cafeteria of the Perth Collegiate Institute, Saturday night. The Ontario Dairy Princess was also present in the Ontario Milk Producers information tent at the International Plowing Match. During the year she expects to be back in Lanark again. Next summer Mary will visit England and attend dairy shows and other events in the British Isles. Feb 1981

CLIPPED FROMThe ExpositorBrantford, Ontario, Canada03 Sep 1981, Thu  •  Page 16

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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