June is National Dairy Month. To celebrate, Wayne County Dairy Princess Kailey Kuhn, of Marion, visited one of the first babies born that month at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Kuhn surprised the family with a basket of dairy-themed gifts on behalf of the local dairy industry. Tripp Michael Taylor, son of Sarah Taylor and Thomas Taylor, of Geneva, was born on June 5, 2020.
“June is special because it is National Dairy Month, and we wanted to celebrate that by giving this baby, born in Wayne County, a gift,” Kuhn said. “We are honoring our hardworking dairy farmers within Wayne County who work 365 days a year, taking care of the animals, land and making us our nutritious dairy products.”
This year’s visit was different from those of previous Dairy Princesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With strict visitor policies in place to keep patients safe, Kuhn worked with hospital staff to deliver the baby’s gift and a personal note without entering the hospital.