Grandmother wins a award for best costume
li-Mrs. Club Entertains At Western Benefit f"\ i’ll f'K L. Wptl“AArS. LIUD Fair Grounds in West Monroe was the setting. Friday night, for an old-fashioned Hoe-Down sponsored by the Opti-Mrs. Club of Monroe as a benefit for the scholarship fund. Costumes of the approximately approximately 150 members and guests who attended were in western style or authenticated dress of 100 years ago. Appropriate music was provided provided throughout the evening by Jack Hollingsworth’s band. Co - chairmen of the dance committee were Mrs. Jack Cannon and Mrs. Harvey Guil- 11,Sorority Fiedler, Mrs. Jack f hiilips. Mrs. Fug n<* ’ . 'i Mrs Daniel LeMome, Mrs Rob ert I^ee and Mrs. A. u. eT^T’ , - Centerpieces for the tables were of red roses, c > santhemums and wild flowersj In front of the bandstand were two saw horses holding sad« ** blankets and western saddles wrhich flanked a milk can con taming an arrangement of *-a field flowers The milk can was prize for the best costume won by Mrs. William Crowe. She wore a black satin dress with back bustle cen tered by a large pink rose. A black lace fichu over the shoulders shoulders was caught in front by an heirloom gold brooch. Long; white gloves completed her tume. t Judged best in the men s tume division was J. Norman Coon Jr., who wore a plaid shirt with blue overalls, a straw hat and red bandana John Lacy called a square dance for novices, which ceded the grand march led the co-chairmen and their bus- bands. Several Paul Jones dances were called throughout the evening.