From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate.
Miss Del Norte County, winner of the county fair queen contest, is sent to the California State Fair to reign over its Del Norte Days, but does not participate in the Maid of California contest, according to Chuck Glover, manager of the Del Norte fair. The state fair comes too soon after the county fair.
Despite it being a windy day, the crowd was not deterred, nor was the coronation of Queen Betty Epperson to reign over the 1960 Del Norte county fair.
Yielding the crown to the new queen was Page Hammond, queen of the 1959 fair. First runner-up for the 1960 title was Princess Delores Mattson and second runner-up was Princess Judy Dorrah.
Nine lovely Del Norte girls are entered in the Miss Del Norte County of 1963 competition. One of these girls will be chosen to reign over the Del Norte County Fair and will preside over other activities during the year including representing our county at the Sacramento State Fair.
The girls of 1963 include Anita Marie Knitter, Trehearne’s Department Store; M’lissa Hight, Crescent City Kiwanis Club; Betty Sue Thompson, Harpers Crescent Motors; Sandra Lee Jones, Klamath Kiwanis Club; Shere Nicholson, Meadows Chevrolet; Peggy Dusenbury, Bay City Market; Diana Lovenborg, Daly’s Department Store; Cheryl Hilleren, Johnson’s Store for Men; and Myrna McRobert, Jerry’s Paint Shop.
All of the candidates will appear in the fair and the pet parade to be sponsored by the Del Norte Chamber of Commerce merchant’s committee.
The winner of the Miss Del Norte 1963 contest is the lovely Miss Betty Sue Thompson! Miss Anita Marie Knitter is her first runner-up princess and Miss Myrna McRobert is the second runner-up princess. Congratulations to all.
Eleven contestants are now entered for the Miss Del Norte 1964 competition. They are Londa Gilbert, 16, sponsored by Victor W. Nash Jewelers; Linda Elbon, 16, sponsored by Daly’s Department Store; Sherry Bigham, 16, sponsored by Bill Bigham, general contractor; Kathy Waterman, 17, sponsored by Mode O Day; Mary Lou Vashaw, 21, sponsored by the Del Norte Triplicate; Rose Smallwood, 17, Jerry’s Paint Shop; Julie Kay McMillan, 16, Harper’s Crescent Motors; Terri Rennick, 16, KPOD Radio; Judy Ann Parker, 17, Bob Matthews Rambler; Myrlene Kay Barnts, 17, Nichols Pontiac; and Carolyn Spinner, sponsored by Fraser Yamor Agency.
And the lovely ladies who captured the hearts of the judges at the Del Norte County Fair 1964 are Miss Del Norte 1964, Carolyn Spinner, with first princess, Linda Elbon, and Kathy Waterman as second princess.
I crown thee . . . Few eyes in the audience weren’t just a little teary Friday afternoon when Cindi Lawrence, Miss Del Norte County 1965, was crowned by last year’s monarch, Carolyn Spinner.
Cindi, a sweet 16-year-old with a personality her mother says is like that of “a warm, lovable puppy,” is the youngest queen this county has had in the past eight years.
First runner-up is Carol Anne Dickson and second runner-up is Vicki Kortie. Cindi will travel to the state fair next month to present a blanket to the horse winning the Del Norte Derby.