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The Golden Jubilee: Catching up with the ladies who shared the 1960 crown
Seymore is the daughter of the late John S. and Muriel Bell.
, who graduated in 1960, said she
was recruited to participate in the pageant.
"Being the pianist for the Kiwanis Club in 1959 and 1960, I attended their weekly meetings," Seymore said.
"I wore the same gown both years," Seymore
"I was a white strapless with a long ruffled skirt.
The second year it was adorned with a bustle of pink fabric that cascaded to the hem."
and Bettes believe they learned valuable lessons while preparing for the competition.
We learned how to walk, sit and bow flat to the floor in our long full skirts - all with a continuous smile," Seymore
"The Dairy Festival gave me self-confidence to participate in other areas of life."
After attending Austin College for two years, Seymore married her high school sweetheart, Lesley, three weeks after they both graduated from Texas Tech University.
The Seymores have two children, Craig Seymore
and Alicia Seymore Day, and three grandsons.
"We always planned to return to Sulphur Springs
Bettes and Seymore believe holding the title of Dairy Festival was an honor and look forward to participating in the pageant's golden jubilee.
"I had fun representing Hopkins County in festival parades and pageants in nearby cities," Seymore