100 years ago, 1914
Hundreds of people gathered under the budding trees on the mountain-side to watch the annual May Festival given by the young women of Bates College. Soon after three o’clock the long procession of girls, all daintily gowned in white with various floral decorations, marched slowly down the mountain-side. In the chariot were the very lovely May Queen, Miss Louise S. Dunham, 1914, of Portland. When the lines had formed each side of the May-pole, the chariot of the May queen and the attendants passed thru and slowly ascended to an attractive spot under the trees of the mountain, where they remained during the dances. The festivities closed with the winding of the May-pole.

50 years ago, 1964
Fourteen bands and baton twirling units will appear Saturday in the annual Maine Dairy Day parade to be held in Auburn and Lewiston. Seven school bands from the Twin Cities are included in the line of march. They are Edward Little High School, Walton Junior High School, Webster Junior High School, Auburn Central School, Lewiston High School and Lewiston Junior High School. The top-notch Scarlet Cadets drum and bugle corps is also included, as well as the sharp Crimson Lancers color guard of Auburn. Also appearing are two L-A baton twirling units. They are Sheila Cooper’s Baton Twirlers and the Golden Arrows.

25 years ago, 1989
Country singer/composer Jeannie Martin wears gold boots underneath her long dress, a flamenco-style hat over her curly black hair and a scarf around her neck. A Greene resident, Martin performs with Malinda Liberty and L.A. Country at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston, packing the lounge on Monday nights. Her schedule is also crowded with bookings for functions for which she and her husband, Dan, sing and offer a disc jockey service. The Martins also do backup vocals for other musicians and radio ads for Marden’s, Lamey-Wellehan, real estate and auto dealers. At last count, 13 New England radio stations had picked up Jeannie Martin’s new single “Rescue Me” from her first album, “Just the Way I Am.” She recorded the album at EAB studio in Lewiston and put it out on her own label, Mega Records of Greene. It is being carried at Musicland at the Auburn Mall.


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