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Archive for April 27th, 2018

Originally published in the News Record, April 27, 1961

Ready to march—Queen Darlene Jones of the Maple Valley Community Club admires the costumes Jody and Kenny Stickley will wear in the first annual Queen’s Parade Saturday in Maple Valley. The youngsters are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Stickley, and Queen Darlene, a junior at Tahoma High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Jones.

Ready to march—Queen Darlene Jones of the Maple Valley Community Club admires the costumes Jody and Kenny Stickley will wear in the first annual Queen’s Parade Saturday in Maple Valley. The youngsters are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Stickley, and Queen Darlene, a junior at Tahoma High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Jones.

Bands will play and flags will fly in Maple Valley next week when the first annual Queen’ s Parade of the Maple Valley Community Club starts its march at the Junior High School at 2 p.m. on May 6.

Local entries as well as units from Skyway and other neighboring communities will wend their way down a hill and through town to the community hail, where hot dogs, balloons, and other items will be on sale. Popcorn balls will be given to all children participating in the parade.

The recently-chosen queen, Darlene Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Jones will ride in a pony cart drawn by a team of Shetland ponies. Her princess, Sandy DiMartino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DiMartino will also ride in a pony cart. (more…)

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