"Class meetings are called...nominations...voting...a queen is selected from the seniors. Twelve other pretty misses are elected to be her maids--one from each grade. They select a king and knights. Yards of satin lace and tulle...buttons and bows...saws, hammers, paint...nimble fingers, strong hands...long hours...all are important when you crown a Camellia Queen.
But a royal court must be entertained, too. New Year and Father Time worked together and ushered by a parade of dancers and drills--the Calendar Cavalcade--before the Court interspersed with solo dance and glee club members.
Left: King Charles Harwell crowned Lena Pearl Carr as 1957 Camellia Queen January 11.