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Doris Gillette chosen Blossum Queen in 1937

Springwater Girl Chosen as Festival Queen Contender

From the Springwater News, 20 May 1937


Doris Gillette as Blossum Queen from Springwater NY in 1937

Miss Doris Gillette, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Gillette, Springwater High School senior, will be Livingston county’s nominee at the annual apple blossum festival in Brockport Saturday.

Miss Gillette was crowned queen over ten other high school students of the county at the finals Saturday evening at Long Point, Conesus Lake.

Donald Sanders, Geneseo, was general chairman of the contest and introduced the candidates as seven hundred interested persons viewed the brief program. J. Franklin Bonnar, secretary of the Brockport festival, made a few brief remarks in regard to the background and purposes of the annual fete.

Harold S. Bishop, Rochester portrait painter, Leon E. Leader, Churchville, and Frank Pixley, Batavia judged Miss Gillette as the one to represent Livingston county.

Members of the court of the county nominee wo competed in the contest and the schools represented were:

Ruth Poole, Geneseo; Thelma Barney, Dalton; Rosalie Trubee, Mount Morris; Dorothy Bovee, Groveland; Rita Boyle, Caledonia; Muriel Wilkinson, Leicester; Lois Tryon, Greigville; Marion Reaser, Avon; Dorothy Herkimer, Cuylerville and Esther Wilcox, Nunda.

Theodore W. Fetzer, Geneseo High School principal, and Leo Allen were other members of the committee in charge of the festival.