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Pages of History: Masquerade ball a big society event at school gym

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, January 1940.

Arrangements are fully completed today for the annual masquerade ball to be staged under the auspices of the Crescent City Volunteer Fire Department at the high school gymnasium, with indications that this year’s event will be the most hilarious and spectacular witnessed in several years.

The gym dance floor is being resplendently decorated for the occasion and dancing will be continuous from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

A total of $40 in cash is being offered in prize money for the best costumes, and two of Del Norte’s leading dance orchestras, Lane’s Swingsters and The Brigadiers, will supply syncopation for the dance.

A ticket-selling campaign covering the entire city will be undertaken by the firemen and everyone, particularly property owners, should show their appreciation of the department’s service by purchasing two or more of the pasteboards.

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