Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Cedar Camp, Royal Neighbors of America, had it annual juvenile holiday party at the Masonic Temple with about 60 members in attendance. Helen Burnham was in charge of games and Jackie Burghduff led the singing. Margaret Holgate, Frances Elder and Minnie Blacker handled refreshments.

Snohomish County Community Theater at 2nd and State in Marysville was presenting the farcical fable, “Under the Sycamore Tree.” Starring in the play were Georga Dee MacLeod as queen of the ant colony, Rodney Sharpe and Jan Nielsen as workers, and Dick Chamberlain as chief statistician counting the eggs.

25 years ago (1988)

More opportunities for musicians were available at Everett Community College, which had openings for singers and instrumentalists in the Commercial Music Band, the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble.

The Snohomish County Theater’s next production was “Go Ask Alice,” a play by Frank Shiras to be directed by Connie Siponheim Bauer. Parts were being cast at auditions at the Snohomish First Baptist Church, 210 Ave. B. There were parts for 11 teenage girls, eight teenage boys, three women and one man.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library

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