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Meeker County dairy princess to sit for butter sculpture Friday

Submitted photo Katherine Gathje, of Richmond, daughter of Scott and Denise Gathje, is representing Meeker County as a finalist for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way contest. She will have a butter sculpture carved Friday.

Katherine Gathje, 19, representing Meeker County, will be sitting in a rotating cooler in the Dairy Building Friday for nearly six hours to have her likeness sculpted in a 90-pound block of butter.

She is the daughter of Scott and Denise Gathje of Richmond. She will be a sophomore at the University of Minnesota this fall studying agricultural communication and marketing.

She is among the 12 women who competed this year for Princess Kay of the Milky Way title this year. Rebekka Paskewitz of Browerville was named Princess Kay last week.