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Greg Uberuaga served as Sunnyside’s Sunshine Days Parade grand marshal in 1994.

photo courtesy of Teri Alvarez-Ziegler

2011-12 Miss Sunnyside court members (L-R) Kayla Amaro, Cheyenne Schultz, Geordan Skyles and Abigail Ramos have a little fun during an outing.

Year of “Flying to Who You Are” ends for Miss Sunnyside court by Jennie McGhan

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Pictured entertaining those attending the 1989 Sunnyside Sunshine Days festivities are (L-R) Erica Salazar and dance instructor Linda Martin.

It has been a year of achievements for the outgoing Miss Sunnyside court members. Together the foursome has learned to “Fly to Who You Are,” sharing moments of laughter and exhaustion. They learned they are capable young ladies who can accomplish just about anything if they are willing to work in the spirit of unity. That was the lesson gleaned from this year’s float theme, “Fly to Who You Are.” Abigail Ramos was last September crowned Miss Sunnyside. She said she and the other court members began brainstorming ideas for the float almost immediately after winning their titles. Ramos said the theme is based on a fairy wonderland and the idea for the design of the float originated as a result of a collaboration between herself and the princesses. “I went to a Taylor Swift concert that featured a tree that I found amazing,” said Ramos, stating she and the other court members used the tree idea as a starting point. The tree featured on the float, said the court members, was developed from the initial concept from the tree in the concert combined with the visually appealing features of a tree in the film “Avatar,” which was viewed by second princess Cheyenne Schultz. The fairy wings were conceptualized by first princess Geordan Skyles and third princess Kayla Amaro is credited for giving the float sparkle and color. “Everything on our float is made with glitter,” said Amaro. There is so much glitter that the young ladies

began looking for signs of that glitter on one another, stating it’s very difficult to wash away. Giggling, the four young ladies continued. They said the wings featured on the float move thanks to the engineering expertise of Sunnyside High School math and science teacher Spencer Martin. Their fathers, said the four, took Martin’s idea and made it work. All told, the Miss Sunnyside court appeared in nearly 20 parades. “What I think stood out for me was SeaFair,” said Skyles. The other girls agreed the Seattle parade was one of their favorites because they were treated differently. “The crowds got into the music and it was like they were part of the parade,” said Skyles. The court members said the parade goers go all out for the SeaFair Parade. “Whole rooms were seemingly erected along the route,” said Skyles. Amaro chimed in, stating the people attending the Seattle parade also treated the court members like celebrities. “It was as though they thought we were real princesses,” she said, stating people of all ages wanted photographs with the four members of Sunnyside’s royalty. The young ladies said they grew very accustomed to wearing their gowns, so much so that there were a few awkward moments like the time Schultz passed a large mirror and saw herself in her peripheral vision. “I thought, ‘Who is that girl with the really big dress?’,” she recalled, noting she realized a few

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moments later it was herself. Going everywhere, doing everything in their gowns, the young ladies said they drew a lot of attention when they were visiting locations outside of Sunnyside. Another highlight of the year, the court members said, was the community service project. Ramos wanted to develop a program that involved workshops to help youngsters in the community to express themselves in artistic ways. The project developed into a pageant-style program with workshops. Those workshops, said Ramos, helped young girls in the community boost their self-confidence. “It was surprising how much it mattered…it really made a difference for many of the participants,” said Ramos. Schultz said one parent shared with her that the program had a tremendous impact on her daughter. The young girl had been very shy at the beginning of the “princess camp” and at the end of the camp the youngster “…believed she could do whatever she set her mind to.”

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2011-12 Miss Sunnyside court members (L-R) Kayla Amaro, Abigail Ramos, Geordan Skyles and Cheyenne Schultz are just “Duckin’ Around” with Miss Sunnyside Pageant Director Teri Alvarez-Ziegler.

photo courtesy of Teri Alvarez-Ziegler

2011-12 Miss Sunnyside court members (L-R) Kayla Amaro, Geordan Skyles, Abigail Ramos and Cheyenne Schultz attend a Free Masons cornerstone dedication ceremony at Sunnyside High School. Standing in the middle of the court members is Most Worshipful Grand Master of Free & Accepted Masons of Washington Dean Heinemann.

Schultz said, “It makes us feel good to know we were able to make a difference for so many girls.” The court members said handing over the titles to which they have grown so fond will be bittersweet. But, they said there will be a sense of relief that they will have Saturdays open for time with friends and family members again. A couple of the court members anticipate crying when Miss Sunnyside Pageant Director Teri Alvarez-Ziegler introduces them for the last time at this year’s pageant. “We’ve really bonded over the past year,” said Skyles. All four agreed, stating they feel as though they have become one extended family. Skyles, Schultz and Amaro had already been familiar with one another prior to being named to the Miss Sunnyside court. They admitted they weren’t certain what type of relationship would develop between them and Ramos. It worked out, however, and all four said they feel comfortable waltzing into one another’s homes without a second thought as though they belong there. “No one is the odd man out among us,” said Skyles. Shultz agreed, stating they all have their own personalities, but those personalities complement one another. Skyles said, “We can all be stupid together.” Ramos said, “We are going to miss spending so much time together and we are going to miss being official representatives of our community…time has just slipped away from us.” ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email

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The second annual Sunshine Days Miss Sunnyside 5K Sun Run & Walk event is planned for Sunnyside’s Sunshine Days. Sponsored by HAPO Community Credit Union, the event will begin at Central Park Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Registrations will be accepted beginning at 5:30 a.m. The entry fee for the run is $25 for runners registering after Friday, Sept. 7. Participants will receive a t-shirt upon registering. The event was organized by the Miss Sunnyside Committee and the race will be timed this year. Medals will be presented to the first three runners to cross the finish line in the male and female divisions. The course begins at Sunnyside’s HAPO Community Credit Union branch. Participants will travel a designated route that ends at the Daily Sun News file photo corner of West Franklin Avenue and South Fifth Street at the Bonnie The Miss Sunnyside Sun Run & Walk 5K event Dunbar bronze statue site. returns to the 2012 Sunshine Days celebration, To register or obtain more information, contact Teri Alvarez-Ziegler giving runners like this young man an opportu- at 831-6665 or the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at 837-5939. nity for a brisk morning workout.

Firefighters host pancake feed at Central Park

One young man enjoys breakfast prepared by Sunnyside firefighters during the annual Sunshine Days celebration. This year breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Those attending Sunnyside’s annual Sunshine Days celebration can enjoy a full breakfast at Central Park served by firefighters from the Sunnyside Fire Department. This is the sixth year the firefighters have hosted the breakfast, which includes eggs, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Coffee and juice will also be available. The breakfast takes place Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the griddles will be turned off at 11:30 a.m. A meal will cost $5 for adults, and $3 for seniors and children, ages 9 and under. All proceeds will help pay for emergency equipment used by fire department personnel. Daily Sun News file photo

Annual parade to traverse East Edison Avenue

Boy Scout Troop 34 sponsored a fly-in breakfast at the Sunnyside Airport during the 1962 Ben Snipes celebration. Pictured cooking are (L-R) Scoutmaster Del Reynolds, Rick Atherton and Charles Simenstad.

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The Sunshine Days Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Sunnyside High School. Anticipated entries this year include the Sunnyside community float featuring the 2011-12 Miss Sunnyside court, the Prosser community float, the Grandview community float, the Lower Valley Color Guard, the Sunnyside police and fire departments, as well as many others. From the high school, the route will proceed west on Edison Avenue towards Zillah Avenue and end at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center at 401 Homer Street. Parade entrants can leave vehicles and trailers for transportation after the parade in the Law and Justice Center parking lot. Daily Sun News file photo Entry forms can be obtained at the Sunnyside Chamber of Members of the Sunnyside High School band march along Sunnyside’s East Edison Avenue during the 2011 Commerce Office or online at www.sunnysidechamber. com, and there is no fee to enter the parade. Sunshine Days Parade.

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Sunshine Days fun to be had in bouncy houses Car enthusiasts enjoy a poker run during the 2011 Sun & Show Car Show sponsored by the Port of Sunnyside.

This year’s Sunshine Days festivities will again feature bouncy houses at Sunnyside’s Central Park. Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Director Pam Turner said the bouncy houses are enjoyed by youngsters of all ages. “The kids particularly seemed to enjoy them last year,” she said. The bouncy houses will be provided by a local vendor on Saturday, Sept. 15. Weather-permitting there will also be a water slide so the youngsters can cool off. Turner anticipates wristbands will be sold that day for a nominal price so youngsters can take advantage of the bouncy houses as many times as they want.

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Car show begins with Friday night poker run by Jennie McGhan

The annual Sun & Show Car Show is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15. Participants can begin the fun with the second annual poker run Friday night at 6 p.m. in the Eastway Center parking lot. Registrations will be taken at the cost of $15, which is good for the car show the following day. Each entrant at the poker run will be given a playing card, a map and a sheet for recording their cards as they make four more stops. Those stops, manned by members of the Sunnyside Car Club, include Sunnyside’s Centennial Square, the information kiosk on South First Street, Melange and Tucker Cellars. Participants in the poker run will take their hand of cards to the Sunnyside Municipal Airport and have the option of purchasing another card in hopes of getting a better hand. The additional card will cost $1. The holder of the high hand will win $100 cash. The low hand holder, too, will win a prize, according to Port of Sunnyside’s Vernita Coffey. Port of Sunnyside Finance Director Carol Carter said participants will be treated to a barbecue courtesy of Sunnyside’s Daybreak Rotary Club at the end of the run. The following morning (Saturday) car show entries may begin showing up at Sunnyside’s Central Park at 8 a.m. Those who were not registered during the poker run can do so at the show. Registration will still be $15. There is no pre-registration for the car

show. Registrations will be accepted until noon on Saturday. Judging the car show will be participants. There will be 11 divisions, including two new awards. The two new awards will be presented by local royalty. The Miss Sunnyside court and a representative of Darigold will be selecting their favorite cars. The kids choice award, said Coffey, was “a real hit.” She said youngsters will vote for their favorite vehicle again this year. Trophies will again be awarded for the best of show, president’s choice, Git-ErDone, and for vehicles from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to the present. Motorcycles, bicycles and trucks will also have a chance to win a trophy in each of those divisions. Coffey said TSR Sports of Zillah is responsible for making the trophies. The emcee for the car show will be the Wolfman, a highly skilled impressionist. ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-8374500, or email

Poker Run Route The annual Sun & Show Car Show begins at Eastway Center, located on East Edison Avenue across from Sunnyside High School. Participants will travel westbound on East Edison Avenue to the first stop at Sunnyside’s Centennial Square, located

at East Edison Avenue and South Sixth Street, for the second card of a hand. Vehicles will continue westbound on East Edison Avenue to South Fifth Street. Participants are urged to enjoy Sunnyside’s bronze statues as the vehicles traverse South Fifth Street to East Grant Avenue. At East Grant Avenue turn right and travel one block to South Fourth Street. Traverse South Fourth Street south to East Lincoln Avenue. At East Lincoln Avenue, turn right and travel west to South First Street and turn left. Vehicles will travel south on South First Street to the information kiosk, where a second card in the poker run will be handed out. From the kiosk, travel west on South Hill Road to South Fourth Street. Travel north on South Fourth Street to East Lincoln Avenue and turn right. Participants will traverse East Lincoln Avenue to Melange (across from Walmart), where a third card will be handed out. The vehicles will travel east from Melange to Yakima Valley Highway and trek eastbound on the highway to Tucker Cellars, located on Ray Road. From Tucker Cellars, the parade of vehicles in the poker run will track back along Yakima Valley Highway to SR241 before traveling northbound to East Edison Avenue. At East Edison Avenue, participants must turn right to travel east to the Sunnyside Municipal Airport. The airport is the final destination of the poker run.

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Taking in the talents of some Sunnyside residents during the annual quilt show, formerly in the Johnson Foods building, are Joyce Eklund and Nancy Larson (L-R). The 2012 quilt show will be held at Sunnyside’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, located next to Central Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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13 of Sunn finest vie for Miss Sunnys Perla Alcantar

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Elizabeth Bobadilla There are 13 young hopefuls for the Miss Sunnyside title. Each has her own strengths should she be selected to serve as Miss Sunnyside. Perla Alcantar is the daughter of Cornelia and Jesus Alcantar. She would like to help the homeless in the community if selected to wear the 2012-13 Miss Sunnyside crown. Alcantar plans to work with Sunrise Outreach Center to promote awareness to the issue of homelessness. Following high school, she would like to pursue a career in the medical field.

Amanda Cervantes

Ebony Chavez

Aidee Cisneros

Stefani Anciso hopes to be named Miss Sunnyside so that she can work with veterans groups in Sunnyside, helping with community events and putting together care packages. She would like to organize a donation drive for care packages sent overseas to men and women in the U.S. military. Ancisco is the daughter of Elvira and Ray Anciso. Elizabeth Bobadilla is interested in working with the Secondary Education for Migrant Youth staff at Sunnyside High School to organize social gatherings for migrant students in Sunnyside. She wants to help those students develop relationships in the community, if selected to serve as the 2012-13 Miss Sunnyside title holder. Bobadilla is the daughter of Maria and Miguel Bobadilla.

Jasmine Gonzalez

Jenny Hall

Madison “Madi” Marquez

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Can you guess who that little baby face belongs to? 1

These are photos of the candidates for the 2012-13 Miss Sunnyside Court. They include Perla Alcantar, Stefani Anciso, Elizabeth Bobadilla, Amanda Cervantes, Ebony Chavez, Aidee Cisneros, Jasmine Gonzalez, Jenny Hall, Madison Marquez, Josie Marro, Selesty Rodriguez, Vanessa Serna and Kelli Wilson. Can you match up the baby face with the current candidate? You’ll find the answers on page 10.

2 4 The Sunnyside Rotary Club entered a float in Sunnyside’s Neighbor Day celebration in 1949.


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8 Model T Ford polo was a popular event during Sunnyside’s Ford Day, which was celebrated from 1922 to 1932.



The Sunnyside Kiwanis Club was hoping to establish a kids park and was asking community members to donate funds for the endeavor during the first-ever Ben Snipes Day Parade in 1958.



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Regal Majesty Pageant Friday evening

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This adorable little doll was one of several contestants in the Regal Majesty Pageant held at Sunnyside’s Central Park last year. The Regal Majesty Pageant will be held at the Sunnyside Community Center on Friday, Sept. 14, during the 2012 Sunnyside Sunshine Days celebration.

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A Regal Majesty Pageant will be a part of this year’s annual Sunshine Days celebration. Friday, Sept. 14, young ladies will be able to show the community they have poise and personality at the Sunnyside Community Center. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. Registration for local youngsters, up to the age of 14, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. the day of the pageant at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce office. Those coming to Sunnyside from out of the town can register at 5:30 p.m. The pageant is a preliminary event, leading up to the Grand Royal Finals set for next spring. Contestants will be judged in six age categories, 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-14. The age limit is 14-years-old so as not to take away from the Miss Sunnyside Pageant to follow Saturday night. Contestants in the Regal Majesty Pageant will be judged on beauty wear. Beauty wear can be any dress, with the exception of glitz cupcake dresses. Judges will be looking for poise, confidence and grace. Fun fashion wear will also be judged. Contestants are urged to wear trendy, hip, fashionable outfits, modeling their personality. Pro-am glitz modeling is discouraged. Contestants 3-years-old and up will be required to provide a personal introduction and answer an impromptu question. The questions will be ageappropriate and contestants will be judged on personality, as well as how well they answer. For the personal introductions, parents of those under the age of three will give introductions. They will not, however, be judged. There are mini awards that will be presented for best stage presence, best personality, best fun fashion and most photogenic. Photos submitted for judging in the photogenic mini contest must be submitted at registration.

The photograph can be in color or black & white. Any size photograph can be submitted, but 8x10s are preferred. Scores for theme wear will not be weighted toward divisional awards, but an optional $20 fee will be charged for those participating in the theme wear competition. The theme for the Sunshine Days Regal Majesty Pageant will be Western Wear. Contestants are not to wear masks or face paint. They are also not to perform any gymnastics moves or pro-am modeling. They will be judged on personality, attire and modeling. Pro-am modeling includes shimmies and double spins. Awards will be presented to the royal high point winner, queens for each age division, princesses and duchesses for each age division. All remaining contestants in each division will be awarded tiaras and trophies as countesses. A trophy will be presented for talent and two crowns for those who win the theme wear competition, one each for ages 0-7 and 8-14. For community service, a regal majesty angel award will be presented. The winner will be named based on collecting the most non-perishable or canned food items and donating them at the pageant. Entry fees are as follows: $90 for ages 0-2, $115 for every girl 3-years-old and older, and $20 for competing in the theme wear. Entry forms and rules are available at www. or the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce office, located at the corner of South Sixth Street and East Edison Avenue. Regal Majesty Pageant winners will also be featured on the Regal Majesty float during in the Sunshine Days Parade on Saturday, Sept. 15. For more information, visit the Regal Majesty website or call the chamber at 837-5939.

Kiwanians to sponsor annual bubblegum blowing contest What is becoming a tradition at Sunshine Days is back due to the efforts of Sunnyside’s Kiwanis Club. The annual bubblegum blowing contest will be held at Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 15, after the Sunshine Days Parade, at about noon. Two awards will be presented to contestants. The contestant with the largest bubble and the contestant with the first bubble will be recognized for their efforts. Three age groups will be judged. They include 6-years-old and under, 7 to 12-year-olds and 13-years-old to adult. Each participant will receive a certificate for a free Lil’ Dude burger at Stokes Burger Ranch. The winners will receive a free gift certificate to Stokes Burger Ranch courtesy of the Kiwanis Club.

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Frying up some of the community’s favorite foods at the 2011 Sunshine Days festivities is David Stokes of Stokes Burger Ranch.

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Youngsters decked out in 2011 Sunshine Days Parade wear attempt to blow bubbles during the annual Kiwanis Club Bubblegum Blowing Contest.


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2011-2012 – queen Abigail Ramos, and princesses Geordan Skyles, Cheyenne Schultz and Kayla Amaro

1990-1991 – queen Jenny Heberlein, and princesses Erica Babcock, Brandy Foltz and Amy Ashby

2010-2011 – queen Kiana Ramos, and princesses Amanda Villarreal, Alexandra Calderon and Juliet Quiroz

1989-1990 – queen Amy Kinsey, and princesses Coleen Kilian, Jeannie French and Robyn Monroe

2009-2010 – queen Joy Bardell, and princesses Toni Castillo, Blanca Mejia and Jaylyn Cervantes

1988-1989 – queen Mary Mercer, and princesses Jennifer Mayes, Shona Wilson and Tami Smeenk

2008-2009 – queen Rebekah Paulakis, and princesses Avalon Valencia, Ivette Torbay and Audra Hays

1987-1988 – queen Alisha Thomas, and princesses Janie Honeyford, Jenny Rodriguez and Kristen Brandsma

2007-2008 – queen Antassia Hammond, and princesses Molly Dolan, Janelle Mendoza and Rebeca Barrios

1986-1987 – queen Jennifer Lowe, and princesses Stacy Miller, Kim Becker and Tammy Cantu

2006-2007- queen Taylor Gardner, and princesses Vanessa Van Boven, Brittney Amaro and Cassie Herndon

1985-1986 – queen Missy Bos, and princesses Carrie Beiber, Francis Damron and Sara Lopez

2005-2006 – queen Kerri Urrutia, and princesses Corrin Veiga, Dianna Mendoza and Heather Van Corbach

1984-1985 – queen Keri Moran, and princesses Kristi Heffron, Dian Garceau and Janie Burma

2004-2005 – queen Andrea Phillips, and princesses Jaqueline DeRuyter, Jamie Durbin and Megan Cornelius

1983-1984 – queen Terra Taylor, and princesses Michele Quisinberry, Lisa Glen and Julie Johnson

2003-2004 – queen Chelsea Skyles, and princesses Amber Epps, Celeste Allen and Jill Stroh

1982-1983 – queen Julie Kamphius, and princesses Shannon Grady, Betty Norman and Angie Burns

2002-2003 – queen Rachel Jacobson, and princesses Alissa Fennell, Jenna Urrutia and Crystal Van Belle

1981-1982 – queen Diana Wert, and princesses Kathlyn Storslee, Lori McClinton and Betsi Whitaker

2001-2002 – queen Esther Haak, and princesses Allie Albrecht, Casey Amador and Amanda Garcia

1980-1981 – queen Julie Rollinger, and princesses Linda Esparza, Ellen Severson and Linda Beigler

2000-2001 – queen Lindsee Walker, and princesses Kayla Monroe, Janae Anderson and Sara Higley

1979-1980 – queen Sherri Moore, and princesses April Phipps, Connie Crick and Terese Grady

1999-2000 – queen Angie Poff, and princesses Beth Elizondo, Kelly Schilperoort and Alyson Allen

1978-1979 – queen Diane Golob, and princesses Jane Timmermans, Debbie Crick and Chris Torres

1998-1999 – queen Terra Baysinger, and princesses Raquel Sigala and Jennifer Heitstuman

1977-1978 – queen Alice Grady, and princesses Kim Taylor, Marcia Gortsema and Patty Wolff

1997-1998 – queen Jamie Ricks, and princesses Heidi Van De Graaf and Leslie Driesen

1976-1977 – queen Kathy Turconi, and princesses Sally Esparza, Barbara Bell and Jeni Browder

1996-1997 – queen April Schaneman, and princesses Kellie Willard, Ronnie Mendez, Katie Leaverton and D’Arcy Melle

1975-1976 – queen Gayle Harris, and princesses Mary Alice Hernandez, Kari Libsack and Merri Griffin

1995-1996 – queen Nicole Escobar, and princesses Terry Canales, Brandi Honey and Terrell Carrera 1994-1995 – queen Tabitha Trevino, and princesses Violet Hysell, Tiffany Thornton and Summer Kinsey 1993-1994 – queen Joelle Street, and princesses Sara Hart, Lisa Resendez and Dusty Kern 1992-1993 – queen Bethany Duim, and princesses Lupe Zepeda, Charlotte Skinner and Skye Rougk 1991-1992 – queen Keri Smeenk, and princesses Jennie Bridgman, Lori Janshen and Nora Moser

1974-1975 - queen Jennifer Terrell, and princesses Micki Grady, Sue Roehl, Mischelle Mercer 1973-1974 – queen Toni Prudich, and princesses Cindy Smith, Paula Howell and Diana Myers 1972-1973 – queen Janice Dolan, and princesses Patrice Bryant and Jeannie Adams 1971-1972 – queen Wendy Hughes, and princesses Sandra Scott, Gayle Duke and Lynn Pittillo 1970-1971 – queen Nori Anderson, and princesses Denise Flodin and Pam Hansen see “Miss Sunnyside” next page

‘Can you guess’ answers:

Community members interested in establishing a new park in Sunnyside marched in the 1925 Ford Day Parade.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Selesty Rosales Jenny Hall Stefani Anciso Josie Marro

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Kelli Wilson Ebony Chavez Madison Marquez Perla Alcantar Jasmine Gonzalez

10. 11. 12. 13.

Amanda Cervantes Aidee Cisneros Vanessa Serna Elizabeth Bobadilla

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Miss Sunnyside 1969-1970 – queen Linda Johnston, and princesses Patty McQuestin and Carol Hicks 1968-1969 – queen Cindy Peebles, and princesses Barbara Mahre and Patty Carlyle 1967-1968 – queen Kathleen Bagley, and Ilene Buys and Isabelle Torres 1966-1967 – queen Sandra Eirich, and princesses Julie Schilperoort and Susan Taylor 1965-1966 – queen Linda Bauerle 1964-1965 – queen Kathy Dolan, and princesses Sally Pulley and Carol Schinman 1963-1964 – queen Dana Smiset, and princesses Lyn Howatt and Arnola Etulain 1962-1963 – queen Sharon Lynch and princess Cynthia Vice 1961-1962 – queen Sherry Marion 1960-1961- queen Reggie Baze (Chosen by the Chamber of Commerce and the High School)

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and princess Rose Marie Roy 1954-1955 – queen Betty Anderson 1953-1954 – queen Janet Oleson 1952-1953 - Gloria Hall (Miss Golden Jubilee. Selected from candidates as part of Sunnyside 50th Anniversary) 1951-1952 – queen Mary Lou Kearney 1950-1951 – queen Arla May Haney Neighbor Day Queen This title was in honor of the completion & opening of the new city pool. They only served for the one event. 1949-1950 - Kay Hickenbottom, Marjory Morgan, Joyce Terry, Joan Smith There were no queens named during the war years. Outstanding Girl of Sunnyside High School was awarded by the Rotary Queen of Fete Day 1939 Beth Hardy

1959-1960 – queen Donna Helle, and princesses Carol Cook and Kathy Allen

1938 - Martha Blair

1958-1959 – queen Movita Bloomfield and princess Mary Lee Colby

1936 - Marian Turner

1957-1958 – queen JoAnn Wilson

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1937 - Ethel Shockley 1935 - Bernice Schader

1956-1957 – queen Barbara Harris

The Royalty was voted on by students at Sunnyside High School.

1955-1956 – queen Barbara Sailor

1934-1935 - Queen of Fete Day Helen

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The newly crowned 2011-12 Miss Sunnyside court (L-R) queen Abigail Ramos, and princesses Geordan Skyles, Cheyenne Schultz and Kayla Amaro pause for a photo opportunity. Pace, Grandview Princess Bernice Shelby, Mabton Princess Lola Hart, Outlook Princess Mary Mattias and Granger Princess Marie Floyd

1933-1934 Sheila James, Virginia Miller, Maxine Peck. Outlook Princess Rosee Luccolini and Granger Princess Marjory Stilwell

The queen’s title was due to the “Century of Progress” Centennial year within the U.S.

Outstanding Girl of Sunnyside High School was awarded by the Sunnyside Rotary Club.

The Royalty was voted on by students at their respective high schools. Goddess of Progress Princesses

Queen of Fete Day 1933 Lois Myers 1932 Ruthanna Poore

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