From the Daily Examiner 50 years ago today
SIMMONS-FIRTH – Mr and Mrs Reg Firth, of Tucabia, have pleasure in announcing the engagement of their youngest daughter Lexie to Jim, only son of Mr and Mrs M.H. Simmons, of South Grafton.
TEARI-DAVIS – Mr and Mrs A. Davis, of 176 Turf St, Grafton, have pleasure in announcing the engagement of their daughter Barbara Jean to Trevor Richard, son of Mr and Mrs K.F. Teari, of Newcastle.
DEBORAH PETERS CHOSEN JUNIOR JACARANDA PRINCESS
Deborah Peters was chosen junior jacaranda princess of 1967 at the first Jacaranda twilight frolic on Saturday, and invested with her sash of honour by Tony Stanton, of NRN11, the official guest of the frolic, and judge for the contest.
The two jacaranda flower girls also chosen from the girls attending the frolic were Sandra O’Meara and Jody McGregor.
FIRST TREES PLANTED IN FESTIVAL PARK BEAUTIFICATION
The first trees in the overall beautification scheme of Jacaranda Festival Park in Prince St, which is to be developed as a result of the 1967 festival project, were planted during the weekend.
On Saturday, Lieutenant Commissioner A. Bramwell Cook, of the Salvation Army, planted the first tree in Hoof St near the Prince St corner. COURTESY of the Clarence River Historical Society.