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Top: Carmen Scarbrough,
Sheri Kendrick and Amy
Hatfield throw their weight
in Sing Song. Bottom: Group
zaa f GATA
"This year was the funnest year I ever had in a club," said
Dita Keese, president of GATA.
"We tried to make GATA a club of opportunities for all
the girls. We had all kinds of different events throughout the
year so everyone could get involved," Dita said. "We had so
many girls want to pledge this year that we even created a
new officer to be in charge of rushes."
Fall was busy for GATA as it was for all clubs. More than
600 alumnae attended the Homecoming breakfast at the
Fairway Oaks Pavillion.
Four women represented GATA on the Homecoming
Court: Lana Hall, Robin Igo,joa Pyle and Dita.
Another fall proiect for the club was the garden in front
of the Administration Building. The garden was in memory
of Carolyn Daniels, who died of cancer in 1982. Mrs. Daniels
was a GATA sponsor for more than Z0 years, Dita said, and
the club wanted to do something special for her.
Monster Mash" was the theme for the fall grub, Dita
said. "G A s are so much fun because you never
know what will happen at them."
Spring found GATA preparing for Sing Song, an event
that had become almost sacred to the club. The women
began preparing early in the semester and spent hours and
hours each day practicing to produce their show. GATA
didnt win this year, but they got something more out of it.
"Sing Song was fun," Dita said. "We came from winning
the year before to losing this year, but that didn't matter
because we had a blast doing it," she said.
"Even though we didnt win a trophy we won a lot more
than that: friendship, unity and the joy of watching 100 girls
give 100 percent for one common goal," she said.
The spring grub was a Hawaiian theme complete with a
beach and an old "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" film. San An-
tonio was the site for the spring social at the Hilton Inn.
One event Dita said she would always remember was the
night she was kidnapped by the pledges, handcuffed and
blindfolded, and held for ransom.
"They took me riding forever and were holding me for
ransom that all their punishments would be dropped," Dita
said. "Then they handcuffed me to the lamps in front of
Sherrod on North 10th. I yelled loud enough, and Phil
Boone and Charlie Self heard me. After they quit laughing
they got a saw and cut me loose from the lamp, but it was
much later before I got the handcuffs off." .
"Club for me, was a chance to be around a bunch of girls
C I wouldn't have known otherwise," Dita said. "It gave me
E the chance to see girls grow socially and spiritually." e
8 jonathan Gibbs
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Oldfield, Helen Wildrrian, Natalie Smith, Traci Merkel, Valeria Howard, Faye Armstrong, Dita Keeseehjoa Pyle, Lana Hall, Cheryl Chappell. ROW 5: Sherr
Tinl-rler, Gina King, Karen Crumbley, Nancy Hart,jayne Montgomery, Sally Montgomery, Sue Cullers, Katie Mullins, Vivian Tolbert, De Holifield. ROW
4: Beth Armstrong, Brenda Parker, Vicki Shaw, Andrea Moran, Nathalie Neill, Linda Mann, Amy Lou, Latena Lively, Tina Davidson, Suzette Pearson, Kel
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