The Caddo Herald
April 27, 1928
Helen Sargent, Editor
Hardenia Ellis, Associate Editor
One of the most elaborate affairs to be tendered the seniors was the annual banquet given by the Juniors Friday evening in the high school auditorium.
The room represented out of doors, a moon and stars peeped through quaint lacquered arbors around which wound beautiful spring flowers. Color scheme of red and white was beautifully exemplified. Behind a net screen the orchestra sat and dispensed its excellent music thought the evening. Tables in a charming X shape were artistically laid for eighty guests. Ferns formed a network down the center of the table and the monotony was here and there broken by flickering candles and cut class vases filled with sweet scented red and white carnations. Baskets filled with grapefruit cocktail covered by powered sugar and centered with a cherry, baskets in the shape of roses filled with mints, dainty imitation red and white rose favors, lent their beauty to the occasion. Dainty place cards picturing parrots directed each guest.
As the orchestra struck the strains of a march the guests, led by Horace Cobb, president of the Juniors, filed into the room. Mr. VanMeter gave an invocation.
A delightful four-course menu was served by these younger ladies, clad in white dresses, red caps and aprons: Glenna Sawyer, Jessie Faudree, Maribob Wilson, Versie Fox, Beatrice Beck, Pauline Carlton, Lela Smith, Louise Rex, Marie Craghead, Mary Boland, and Rosalie Owen.
Toastmaster, Horace Cobb
Welcome, Marilee Hogan
Response, Ocie Fadree
Two solos, Erma Leigh Holman
Humorous Reading, BeeBee Chiles
Athletics, Mr. Crudup
Two duets, Mrs. and Mrs. VanMeter
A unique toast, Mr. Lowe
Absent Ones, Helen Sargent
Public Schools, Mr. VanMeter
Several delightful impromptus added humor to the affair.
Music by the Serenaders.
Menu: Grapefruit Cocktail, Baked Chicken, Dressing, Gravy, Asparagus Tips, Radishes, Potato Sticks, Baked Apple, Iced Tea, Sunshine Salad, Rosettes, Cheese Straws, Individual Cakes, Mints
This gala affair will long be remembered by the seniors and other guests. It was reluctantly they said goodbyes and departed for their respective homes in the wee small hours.