The Fall Festival took place in late September/ early October. One of the high lights was the crowning of the Fall Festival Queen!! Every girl from age 14-18 could participate. Each would have a sponsor...one of the shops around the square. The contestants would wear a ribbon with the shop's name on it; a stage would be built on one side of the square; an emcee would introduce each girl as she came up on the stage, posed briefly for the audience then went down the other side. After the introductions, a group of judges from the Chamber of Commerce, I think would select "Miss Fall Festival of 19 ?? ! This would take place on the first night of the Festival...a Friday. The next day, there was a parade with all the contestants riding on the back of convertibles!
|That's me...always the clown!|
|And here we are...riding in our convertible!|
|The front seat beauty is my best friend, Barbee....who married a guy named Ken!!!|