47 - Thanks To Everyone

posted Sep 16, 2016, 12:51 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated May 24, 2017, 11:54 AM ]
After everything had died down and everyone was able to catch their breath, the time came to thank those who took part in the memorable events.  
CENTENNIAL; ROARING SUCCESS
CROWDS THRONG EVENTS

FRASURE, FLAGG, MINIX TOP THREE OF THIRTEEN

Sandra Frasure, wears the crown of North Judson Centennial Queen.  Sandy won from a stage of 13 girls.  She sang “Downtown” accompanied by Sherry Widner on the guitar. 

Joann Flagg showed a “glowing personality and talent” with her presentation of “Little Orphan Annie” and carried second place honors. 
Elenor Minix won a hand of applause and the third place honors with her original poem, “My Son.” 

The ten talented young ladies, in the order of their appearance, included Charlotte Bailey, who modeled a dress of her own making; Bonnie Mullins, who sang “Born a Woman”; Joann Bailey, who modeled a suit of her own making; Dorie Halik who sang “Capella”, the theme from “The Sandpiper”; Martha Watkins, who displayed a Pom Pom routine; Lois Rastl, gave her interpretation of the reading “Creation”; Dorrie Miller modeled here own suit; Nancy Matzat presented a comedy rendition of “The Whippoorwill”; Pat Widner sang a song from “Camelot”; and Janice Netherton played the theme from the motion picture “Exodus” on the piano. 

CENTENNIAL PARADE 

The North Judson Centennial parade Saturday consisted of 120 units, covering a route of one and two-tenths miles.

The winning commercial float was entered by the Alpine Shop; the winning homemade float by the Catholic Youth Organization; the most original was titled “Pioneering for Education”; the marching band was from Knox High School; Marching Unit from LaCrosse High School Band; Baton Twirling winners were Moose from Michigan City; Old Car winner was Mr. Obermier of Rensselaer with a 1908 Buick; horse unit winner was the Rober Unit of North Judson; and winning Color Guard was Porter County Shrine Club. 

Parade marshal was Perry Lucas and honorary parade marshall was Congressman John Brademas. 

BEARD CONTEST

Floyd Rowe had the longest beard in the North Judson Centennial Beard Contest; Richard Bau neatest beard; John Simousek, most original; Dexter Howard the worst; and Frank Hajek won the goatee contest. 

SISTERS OF THE SWISH 

Most authentic dress in the North Judson Centennial Sisters of the Swish was awarded to Mrs. Shirley Barclay; pretest dress, Marian Lucas; and the winning family dressed was awarded to the George Surma family. 

GREASE PIG CONTEST 

The greased pig contest had 150 entries.  In charge of the event was Chester Clark, Don Meyers, and Dan Bau.  The use of the pigs was donated by Ed Wappel. 

PAGEANT AND VARIETIES 

The big, big events were rehearsed for months in advance, during summer vacations, planting and harvest, school and summer school. 


     
     




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