News and Events Archive - 2011

Sep 2011

Lois Delander wears the
crown she received when
chosen the most beautiful girl
in America in 1927.

Joliet woman held Miss America crown
for six years

JOLIET – Tony Contos, executive director of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, has a photo of Joliet girl and 1927 Miss America Lois Delander. She is standing in front of the West Acres house she had built with her earnings.

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Sep 2011

This is a photograph of the
playbill for Marimbist Ardis
(Goeken) Garfield during
the years she performed in various venues

Joliet Twp. H.S. band celebrating
100 years of music

Ardis (Goeken) Garfield's high school years in the early 1940s were indeed impressive. She had the distinction of being the first girl to perform as a member of the championship Joliet Township High School Band under the direction of the noted A.R. McAllister.

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Aug 2011

Robert Moore

Joliet wants to get the band back together

Joliet Township High School band wants to mark its centennial
with a reunion concert and they have a 90-year-old oboist lined up

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Feb 2011

Bowling Fundraiser a Success!

The JTHS Band Alumni Association (BAA) held its 2nd annual Scotch Doubles Bowling Fundraiser to benefit its Scholarship Fund.  The event was held at Town & Country Bowling Lanes. According to President, Brad Uffelmann, "It was a total success and raised twice the proceeds for the scholarship fund as in the previous year."

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