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Share our heritage: East Penns Valley High School May Day pageant

Pictured is the 1956 May Queen Pageant at East Penns Valley High School in Millheim.
Pictured is the 1956 May Queen Pageant at East Penns Valley High School in Millheim. Photo provided

Today’s photo is from Pauline Zerby. It features the 1956 May Queen Pageant at East Penns Valley High School in Millheim. According to Zerby, this was the last year the high school was open and the last year the annual May Day pageant was held.

The prime minster, center, was Patrick Malone, and the May queen was Dorothy Thompson.

Pictured on the court, from left, is: Betty Gill, Shirley Dinges, Mary Breon, Joyce McCool, Shelvia Musser, Sandra Shriver and Doris Keen.

Trumpeters were Andrea Glasgow, at left, and Lee Wolfe.

The crown bearer was Robert Thompson, the train bearer was Stacey Tomlinson and flower girls were Cheryl Reed and unidentified.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Readers are welcome to submit photos to the CDT by mail, in person or by email at jmcallister@centredaily.com.

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