Miss Bernice Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Campbell of Almonte was chosen Queen of the Diamond at the Sterling R.A. softball contest held recently at the North Lanark Agricultural Society Fair Grounds, Almonte.
Miss Campbell was chosen from among nine contestants, three from Arnprior, Muriel McGrath, Maureen McGrath, Doreen Currie; three from Carleton Place, Marilyn McIntyre, Eileen Lowe and Helen Lay. The three from Almonte were Bernice Campbell, Dianne Clement and Carol Baird.
The judging was done by Dr. Melville Pilkey, Almonte; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley More of Arnprior. Miss Judy Guthrie of Almonte, who was recently chosen Bowling Queen, crowned Miss Campbell, Queen of the Diamond.
The address was read by Miss Marion Bolger, Hockey Queen of the Almonte Town Hockey League. Mr. Leo Lindsay, director of the Sterling ft. A presented the Lindsay Award to Miss Campbell. Mr. H. Boyes of Almonte, acted as master of ceremonies and Mr. John Currie of Arnprior, instructor for Sterling R.A. presented the contestants to the judges. Some 50 persons were present for the successful event. Mrs. Rita Couthier, District Chairman of Arnprior and Lorrain Lyons of Almonte were the convenors. Following the contest, refreshments were served and a social hour spent.
16-year-old Sandra Warner daughter of Mr and Mrs C W Warner of Smiths Falls a Smiths Falls District Collegiate student was chosen Miss Eastern Ontario at Perth’s seventh winter carnival held Saturday night.
Seven hundred spectators packed the auditorium despite heavy downpour of rain and hazardous driving conditions. Surrounding towns were well represented. It was the second occasion that a Smiths Falls girl won the title, Marilyn Allen was the 1958 winner. There were nine girls entered in the contest. They were auditioned in Perth Collegiate Saturday afternoon and the announcement of the winner was made after the young ladies walked from the rear of the auditorium .
Judges of the contest were Renee Dornano, Jewell Graham, Pierre Belisle, and Jim Terrell of the CBC Ottawa Miss Warner was crowned by Heather Black of Carleton Place winner of the title in 1958.The pretty young miss was presented with the Courier Rose Bowl by N E H Turner and with a bouquet by Ottawa gas company. Other contestants were: Marilyn McCann, Renfrew, Jeanette Giroud Arnprior, Bernice Campbell Almonte, Janice McDowell Carleton Place, Mary R onson South Mountain, Heather Crawford Perth, and Sandra Tullis Lanark .Each of the contestants received a cheque to $50 from John Dunn of the Ottawa gas firm. William Luxton, CKWS Kingston was the master of ceremonies and Mayor E Burchell welcomed the large crowd.
Coming Events July 1957
COMING EVENTS WRESTLING, FRIDAY, JULY 26 9 p.m., Almonte Community Center.
LOCAL REGATTA AT JAS. Turner’s on Sun., July 7. Members to bring lunch and prizes. Admission free.
DANCING EVERY SATURDAY night, at the N.L.A.S. hall. Hayshakers’ Orchestra. Refreshment booth. Admission 50c.
SQUARE AND ROUND DANCING at Blakeney every Friday night. Ronnie McMunn and his country cousins, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission 50 cts.
SOCIAL, PAKENHAM Community Grounds on Wed., July 17. Ball games, bingo, games and barn dance. Music by Ron McMunn’s orchestra. Sponsored by Pakenham R.A.
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