PARADE  

BOSSIER - WEBSTER PARISH FOREST FESTIVAL

WAS A BIG DEAL IN MINDEN

IT WAS FAIR DAY!

This Site is dedicated to

the Memory of

This picture is dated 1946. Jeanne Owens, drum major. Front line girls Bess Hunter, Sue Tatom, Joyce Dulany and Dorothy Jean Hunter.I see Will Garriss behind Bess on Bass horn. Behine Sue, Glover Sanders, Behind Joyce Dulany - Nell Gilbert and behind Dorothy Jean - I think Perry Sanders ? and then Jimmy Dale Souter.

                                         Does anyone know who the little girl and boy are? If so e-mail mindenmemories.org

Bob Grambling's First Band 1947

 

1947-1948: Front Row: Robert Grambling, Charles Toland, W. C. Floyd, Fred Berry, Dale Rogers, Billy Don Adams, Colleen Montgomery, Steve Kirkikis, Billy Gleason, Bobby Warren, Wayne Barron, Tommy Anders, Jeane Owen.

Second Row: Sybil Jane Grubbs, Perry Lynn Sanders, Marilyn Greer, Marilyn Rudd, Dickie Taylor, Andrew Ritchie, Tatom, Monte Sale, Beth Wall, Alice Jean Cobb, Dorothy Jean Hunter.

Third Row: Bobby Bryan, Glover Sanders, Betty Wall, Sally Ware, Glen Owen, Patsy Tinnell, Rene Pugh, Barbara Frazier, Ethel Frances Miller, Nan Hunter, Jimmy Dale Souther,

Top Row: Beth Wall, Bess Hunter Ray Simmons, Jack Boles, Frank Cox, Charles Miller, Keitha Clement, Gene Pugh

by Marcia Wren

 

Another shot of Monte Bill Sale and Connie Grambling at the Parish Festival

1951 Monte Bill Sale and Connie Grambling having fun at the fair

Photo by Robert Grambling, submitted by Greg Grambling

Eugene Frazier on the float

Photo by Bob Grambling

Submitted by Greg Grambling

From the 1959 Grig

Parades is all there.  But ID on the majorettes and Bob Grambling (second photo I think) is incorrect.  These are the majorettes from the 1957-58 school year.  Pictured L to R are Linda Monzingo, Glenda Fields, Sandra Crockett and Diane Green.  I'm sure the person behind Bob Grambling is Margaret Jones, the head majorette.   

                                                       1958 Grig

           Nancy Cox, Fair Princess, 1958, Photo by Bob Grambling

                  Submitted by Greg Grambling

 

                                                                                    1958 Grig

                   

                                                                      1956 Grig           

FIFTIES HOMECOMING PARADE

Can you see Morgan & Lindsey & Western Auto in the background?

  Homecoming Float 1949 Grig   (Left To Right On The Float)     1.  Jody Harper                         2.  Gene Pugh                            3.  Alice Life                               4.  Odessa Stanfield 5.  Betty Lou Moore 6.  Rene Pugh 7.  Gwendolyn Almond 8.  Betty Sue Alexander was the homecoming queen 9.  Betty Jean Samuel 10. Nell Gilbert - Football Sweetheart 11. Peggy Shropshire 12. Keitha Clement 13. Patsy Carson 14. Alice Jean Cobb   Linda Harkness was also in the court but I can't see her on the float.   I did all the ones I could positively ID & then compared float photo with individual photos on 2 previous Grig pages to get the others. I believe this is accurate. Someone may have a correction.   Bernard McCoy     Homecoming Float 1949 Grig   (Left To Right On The Float)     1.  Jody Harper                         2.  Gene Pugh                            3.  Alice Life                               4.  Odessa Stanfield 5.  Betty Lou Moore 6.  Rene Pugh 7.  Gwendolyn Almond 8.  Betty Sue Alexander 9.  Betty Jean Samuel 10. Nell Gilbert - Football Sweetheart 11. Peggy Shropshire 12. Keitha Clement 13. Patsy Carson 14. Alice Jean Cobb   Linda Harkness was also in the court but I can't see her on the float.   I did all the ones I could positively ID & then compared float photo with individual photos on 2 previous Grig pages to get the others. I believe this is accurate. Someone may have a correction.   Bernard McCoy

 

Submitted by John Quade, 513 Main Street, Minden, La.71055

1954-55

1955 Grig

Jackie Batton became drum majorette in  after Mary Ellen's demise in Nov. 1954/55

In Memory of

MARY ELLEN BAILEY  (1937 - 1954)

The Beautiful Mary Elllen Bailey

1954

Photo by Bob Grambling

Compliments of Barbara Bryan Moore

The Minden High School Band

Betty Claire Rhea - 1955 Fair Princess Driven by the Great Jack Moreland

Betty Claire Rhea - 1955 Fair Princess Driven by the Great Jack Moreland

Submitted by John Quade, 513 Main St., Minden, La. 71055

IN MEMORY OF RONALD MILLER (CA1937-1995)

    Jackie Batton and Ronald Miller

1955 Drum Majorette and State State Champion Exhibitionist Twirler

Trudy Brooks, Miss Minden 1955 Rides in the Fair Parade in 1956

Annetta Baker, second runner up is riding in the passenger seat

Submitted by John Quade, 513 Main St., Minden, 71055

Sue Smith - 1954 Fair Princess

Submitted by John Quade

Quade Photographers

Sue Smith - 1954 Fair Princess

Mary Ellen Bailey - 1953

The 1953 Majorette's

Photo by Mr. Bob Grambling

Barbara Bryan, Sandra Pullig, Carla Faye Green, Jackie Batton, Mary Ellen Bailey and Ronald Miller,

All from the class of 1955 except Jackie Batton who was from the class of 1956

Photo by Robert Grambling

Barbara Bryan, Sandra Pullig, Carla Faye Green, Jackie Batton and Mary Ellen Bailey, Drum Majorette

Ronald Miller, Exhibition Twirler

Photo by Robert Grambling

Billie Sue Brooks was fair princess

The second 1953 Miss Minden, Sandra Gray and Diane Britt who was later the 1963 homecoming queen ride in a parade together. The year is unknown to the compiler.

                                                                submitted by John Quade, Quade Studio

Jane Grubbs, Sandra Pullig, Sue Tatum, Carla Faye Green and Mary Ellen Bailey

Jane Grubbs, Sandra Pullig, Sue Tatum, Carla Faye Green and Mary Ellen Bailey

1952 FAIR PRINCESS

Submitted by Greg Grambing

Cortez David being driven by Gerald Kirkland

Submitted by Quade Studio, 513 Main St., Minden, La. 71055

1952 Governor Kennon Attends the Bossier-Webster Harvest Festival

Submitted by John Quade

 

In Memory of Bess Hunter

(1934-1993)

1952 DRUM MAJORETTE

 

                                                                             

Submitted by Ben Hunter

Jeane Owen

Drum Majorette

Submitted by Rowland Ivy - From the 1951 Grig

Majorettes - Keitha Clement , Gene Pugh, Jeane Owen, Rene Pugh, Bess Hunter

Submitted by Rowland Ivy - From the 1951 Grig

1947-48 Majorette's

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

Bess Hunter, Bess Wall, Keitha Clement, Gene Pugh, Jeane Owens

Preparing Homecoming Float 1951

From the Robert Grambling Collection

Submitted by Greg Grambling

If you are able to identify the people e-mail us at MindenMemories@AOL.COM

 

A View of The Bossier-Webster Parish Forest Festival & Fair

Photo by Robert Grambling

Is that Ann Welch in the middle of the picture to the right of the girl in the cowboy hat?

If anyone can identify the people in the pictures please e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM and

reference Circus SideShow under Parade

Photo by Robert Grambling

 Re: The lady in the middle of the picture is  O'Neil Landheld, and her daughter Bobbie Jean who graduated in 1956.

 The child in front of Bobbie Jean is her little sister, Sandra. Bobbie is eleven years older than she is. If you look at the photo you can see she has her hands on her holding her. They are at the fair.

Monday, October 4, 2004

O'Neil LangheldO'Neil Langheld
Funeral services for Mrs. O'Neil Langheld, "Nanny," 85, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 4, 2004, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Mrs. Langheld, a native of Haynesville and a resident of Minden for the past 55 years, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, in Minden. She was a homemaker. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Finis Langheld; parents, Sam and Luda Wilson; brother, Jim Wilson; and two sisters, Ona Mae Reeves and Lynn Rachael.
She is survived by three daughters, Bobbie Herford and husband Jim of Minden, Barbara Simmons and husband Neal of Bracketville, Texas, and Sandy Chanler and husband Bert of Minden; one sister, Wynne Stewart of Ft. Worth, Texas; one brother, Doyle Wilson of Haughton; one granddaughter, Cindy Smith of Anniston, Ala.; five grandsons, Steve Sanders of Minden, Jeff Chanler of Minden, Caric Biles, Wesley Chanler of Minden, Barkley Simmons of Bracketville; and three great-grandchildren, Tiffany Smith of Lewisville, Texas, Ashley Sanders of Heflin, and Will Chanler of Minden; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and J.P. McBride.   

If anyone can identifyanyone else in  this photo please e-mail MindenMemories@AOL.COM

Reference Flags

Submitted by Rowland Ivy From the 1948 Grig

1946-47 Band

1939 BAND

                                                                    PERSONNEL   Director                            Clarinet                                      Trombone   Mr. Dwight Blake                Ruth Hearron                              Earl Fitzpatrick                                            Robert Godwin                            James C. McKinney Drum Major                           Van Norman                              Gurvey Shepherd   Virginia Lil Turner                Margaret Mims                           Roy Hurley                                            Alyn Sidney Drew                       Carter Norman Flag Bearers                        Louise Ainge                               Cecil Lowe   Mary Ellen Pugh                 Jack Crisler                                Grady Sparkman   Grace Richardson               Sue Willie Mathews                                                                                          Euphornium Sweetheart                       Alto Clarinet                                    Dean Hodges   Marie Lites                        Martha Martin                                                                                          Baritone Bell Lyra                          Saxophone                                      Earle Cooke   Nan Elizabeth Banks          James Fitzpatrick                        Pat Avinger                                           Alma Mae Lewis Trumpet                              Aubrey Drake, Jr.                      Sousaphone   Jack Fitzpatrick                 Harry Haigler                                J. V. Smith   Hershel Howard                                                                    B. D. Gleason   John W. Davis                Melophone   James Haynes                   Pearce Jamieson                      Bass Drum   Margie Martin                     Finis Lowe, Jr.                             Bobby Moseley   Eugene Frazier                  Larkin Turner                                Olin Lewis                                                                                            Snare Drum                                                                                              Frant Treat, Jr.                                                                                              Frank Dennis                                                                                              T. J. Mims                                                                                              John Henry Shepherd

From the 1938 Grig

Submitted by Quade Studio - Identified by Ann Mays Harlan

                                              

The Forest Festival & Fair Was A Big Deal!

 Quade Studio