Dairy Princess virtually visits Newark-Wayne Hospital

Messenger Post Media
messenger@messengerpostmedia.com
Wayne County Dairy Princess Kailey Kuhn delivers dairy-themed gifts to one of the first babies born in June, which is National Dairy Month.

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.

The Taylor family receives dairy-themed gifts from Wayne County Dairy Princess Kailey Kuhn. Tripp Michael Taylor was one of the first babies born in National Dairy Month at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.