On this day, 62 years ago, an article appeared in the local paper about the PTA Carnival that the Callao School held on March 5, 1954.
On the day of the carnival, Hazel wrote in her little red diary:
Carnival tonite. We girls (t.v. girls) gave two hula shows & sang Aloha in the Jr. side show. They made over $400. Dale was there & he brought me home. Patty C & Gary Miller were crowned. It was all real good.
This was the first carnival held in the new school gymnasium, which had just been finished and dedicated a few months earlier. Hazel served on the committee, and attended several meetings for the planning of the carnival, so I’m sure she was glad that it all went well and made them some money. And evidently, they hadn’t counted all the money just yet!
Here’s what the paper had to say:
PTA Carnival Nets $1,341
According to reports from Mrs. Henry Sampsel, president of the Callao PTA, Miss Fannie Randall, chairman of the carnival, and Perle Clarkson, finance chairman, the first school carnival to be held in Callao was a great success from more than one point. As well as being a financial triumph, Mr. Clarkson states, he believes it was also one of the finest examples of co-operation shown in any project attempted here in many years.
The committee in charge of the affair opened their drive by sending out letters announcing the carnival and it’s pupose to all alumnae of Callao High. To these letters came many responses, including cash donations and merchandise for use and sale in the various concessions. They also brought several to the carnival who might not have known of it otherwise.
The good neighbor policy also was evident in that talent of exceptional quality was contributed by New Cambria PTA, Oak Grove PTA and Charitan PTA. These numbers were all enjoyed by the audiences and the Callao PTA appreciates their kindness in coming to their aid.
Other shows and acts were presented by the different grade children and the high school classes. These were all well given, with many people expressing regret that they could not see everything. The evening was just too short.
The total amount, at this date, that was realized from both the contributions and the receipts of the carnival amount to $1,341.55. This is the net amount as it is understood all expenses have been taken out. It is expected, however, that the amount may change, since there is a probability that further cash donations will be received.
The evening’s activities were climaxed by the crowning of the carnival King and Queen, Gary Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, and Patty Christy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Christy, Bernice Ford, H. S. King of 1953-54 and Della Houpt, H. S. Queen presented the young king and queen of the carnival with their crowns, a boutonniere and corsage of roses.
The people in charge have expressed their gratitude to all, who in any way contributed to the success of the affair.