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Originally published in the Renton News Record, August 25, 1960

Black Diamond’s Labor Day celebration will be held Monday, September 5. The day’s activities begin with the parade at 10.

Judging of the parade will take place in the ball park as will the rest of the day’s activities. The queen and princesses will be introduced and presented their gifts. There will be races of all kinds, for all ages, with prizes awarded each group.

A baseball game between the old Black Diamond soccer team and baseball team will be a feature of the afternoon. A greased pole climbing contest will be held for the 14 year-olds and under.

These activities are supported by donations from the people of Black Diamond and vicinity.

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 2, 1978

By George and Dianne Wilson

Labor Day highlight. A feature of Black Diamond Labor Day festivities was the crowning of the queen. Participants, shown above from left: Kathy Duncan; Mary Kay Barnes; Amy Guidetti, princess; Queen Debbie Drossart; Carol Storey, princess; and 1977 Labor Day Queen, Kim Sawyers (Voice of the Valley, September 13, 1978).

Labor Day highlight. A feature of Black Diamond Labor Day festivities was the crowning of the queen. Participants, shown above from left: Kathy Duncan; Mary Kay Barnes; Amy Guidetti, princess; Queen Debbie Drossart; Carol Storey, princess; and 1977 Labor Day Queen, Kim Sawyers (Voice of the Valley, September 13, 1978).

Button, button, who’s got the button? Six girls who are competing for the coveted title of Queen of the Black Diamond Labor Days, that’s who. Mary Kay Barns, Debbie Donckers, Debby Drossart, Kathy Duncan, Amy Guidetti, and Carol Storey all may be found making their rounds selling their buttons which go for $1.00 each. (more…)

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