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Jr. - Sr. Prom Of '49
All juniors had been busily working as the week of May 20th rolled
around. Yes, the junior class was to entertain the seniors at the annual
banquet and prom.
The theme chosen this year was "The Forty Niners" honoring the
seniors. Appropriate invitations and place cards were presented to
The beautiful Camellia Room in the Hotel Frisina at Taylorville
was the scene of the banquet. The program consisting of the following
was presented after the banquet!
Star Dust . . ...... . . . . . . Bob Clower
Cheri-Cheri-Bin ...... . . . . . . Melvin Rich
Red Roses for a Blue Lady . . . . Loren Arkebauer
Old Man River .................. Edward Jones
Careless Hands and The Happy Farmer . Ramona Bilyeu
Alice June Beaty, Joyce Reynolds, Marian Smith
Master of Ceremonies ........... Frank Hornbeck
Following the banquet and program, dance music was furnished by
Chaw Mank's Orchestra in the High School gymnasiunn. The theme of
the prom was carried out in the decorating of the gym also. Dance
programs were issued. '
The ceiling of the gym was covered to give the effect of a large
wagon wheel. One corner was occupied by a covered wagon enclosed by
a rail fence. The orchestra was seated in the other corner at the same
end of the gyrn.
The stage was transformed into a pretty setting for the crowning of
the queen. There were blue and white dec o r ations with baskets of
peonies adding to the splendor.
The name of the queen was revealed by the retiring queen, Clara
Richter, as she crowned Miss Pauline McLean queen of the 1949 prom.
The members of the queen's court included: Ramona Bilyeu, Juanita
Davidson, Gloria Taylor, and Marian Smith. During the ceremony the
queen was presented with a dozen red roses and a cosmetic bag by the
junior class. The next dance was honoring the new queen, her attendants,
and last year's queen. The g r and march brought the c e r e monie s
honoring the queen to a close.
The rest of the evening consisted of dancing and refreshments.
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