MOMENT IN TIME: Grand ball marks event
(Originally published April 19, 1983) A grand ball, reminiscent of dances and socials held 100 years ago, marked the beginning of the Jamestown and Stutsman County Centennial celebration Saturday. "The centennial got off to a good start," said Pa...
April 19, 1983)
A grand ball, reminiscent of dances and socials held 100 years ago, marked the beginning of the Jamestown and Stutsman County Centennial celebration Saturday.
"The centennial got off to a good start," said Paul Johnson, centennial committee chairman.
As a part of the evening's activities hors d'oeuvres were served and entertainment was provided by The Other Band and members of the Sugar and Spice Dancers from Jackie Gately's dance studio.
A costume contest, judged by Herman Weiss and Johnny Klingenberg, was also a featured event of the evening. Harold and Mary Trautman were named the grand overall winners for the most authentic centennial dress in the contest.
In addition to the grand prize, best overall costume awards went to three couples: Esther Strausberg and Bill Bennett, Alan Lindberg and Jenny Doyle, and John and Judy Wiest.
Others receiving awards in the following categories are as follows.
Hard Times - Dirty 30s, Jerry and Joyce Bloms; Frontier, Dale Marx; Military - Maj. Ernie Wiese and Ernie and Mary Young; Flapper - Penny Stinson; Lewdist Ring, Linda Banister; Best Female, Dodi Graf; Biggest and Best Baubles, Dorthe Lange.
The ball concluded a day of activities held to commemorate the signing of Jamestown's city charter on April 16, 1883, and officially inaugurated the beginning of the city and county's 100th birthday celebration to be held June 30 - July 10.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Gallery as a benefit for the Jamestown Arts Center, the ball was coordinated by Julie Schauer and Linda Banister. It was held at the Elks Club.
Others on the planning committee included Dorthe Lange, entertainment; Taylor Barnes, tickets; Dorothy Skov, publicity; Kathleen Kostick, hors d'oeuvres; and Bethyl Lueck, decorations.