Here She Comes — Miss Carleton Place 1975





Sandra Gill, a Carleton Place High School student, won the title of Miss Carleton  Place in 1975. Two Princesses were also chosen, and they were: Wanda Cameron and Wendy Whitney. Along with emcee Tom Marshall entertainment was provided by Donna Lowe and friends, who performed a dance routine. Ann McRae and Ivan White each provided vocal stylings, and a gym team consisting of: Patricia Sanderson , Michelle and Evon Silson put on a display.

Contestants  were judged on street wear and then evening dress. After a farewell address by Miss Carleton Place 1974, Heather McRae,  each of the remaining contestants were given a question on which the girls had to speak impromptu.

As the  flashbulbs popped, Sandra Gill, Miss Carleton Place, 1975, was crowned and presented with a winner’s trophy. Sandra who lived with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gill of Prospect, said the competition had been a wonderful experience. She also expressed thanks to her sister Lorraine who was two years older.

Ironically, Sandra would not be representing Carleton Place in the Miss Eastern Ontario pageant that year as she was only 16, and the competing age was 17. The princesses were also 16, so finalist Cindy Williams represented Carleton Place.

Photos from the Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage  Museum




About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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