Monday, October 1, 2012

1961 Princeville High School Homecoming Parade

Last week was homecoming week at Princeville High School.  Recently, here at the museum, we received some slides of homecoming parades from 1958 to 1961.  With the help of museum volunteer Rosemary Cooper, the museum was able to convert the slides to digital photos. 

I wanted to share with you the homecoming parade from fall of 1961.  The pictures were taken at the corner of Walnut and Evans streets. The floats from back then were amazing!  It must have taken weeks of preparation to make them.  According to the yearbook, the 1961 homecoming football game was played on October 19 against Elmwood High School Trojans.  This was the 13th annual homecoming for the high school.  Festivities began on Thursday with a snake dance, bonfire, pep rally and class skits.  Homecoming Queen was Sue Rock and Mr. Football was Wylan Parker.  Homecoming Attendants were Sharon Kuhn, Bob Swanson, Beverly Fuller, Bill Kraft, Val Peck and Steve Sutherland. 

The PHS marching band led the parade through the streets of Princeville.  William Pellant was the band director .  Head Majorette was Janet Rickey and Majorettes were Carolyn Jones, Connie Holmes and Helen Caldwell.




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