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Her Float Won First Prize in the 1961 Junior Parade

I appeared in the Junior Parade back in 1961. The theme that year was "Great Cities of the World," so we chose Paris.

There were four of us -- my brother, two neighbor boys and me.

Their dad and our dad built a float out of a baby buggy frame, some wheels and cardboard. We had a mini rose garden in our backyard, so we picked roses and put them on the float.

Paris float

Dad built an Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower and then added those to our float. I was a Cancan girl, my brother was a French artist, Hal was a French chef and Roy was a Musketeer.

Paris float

We won first prize!

~Jeannie Sommer