From the Daily Ex­am­iner 50 years ago to­day

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EN­GAGE­MENTS

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.

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