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Aug. 27 in history

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Aug. 27, 1962 - Children shine in park group's 'Sleeping Beauty': Twenty-six wee voices blended in a surprisingly accurate chorus Sunday evening as children of the De Pere park system offered the first dramatic effort ever attempted by the recreation department.

The children, ranging from 6 to 12 years old staged a musical version of the age old "Sleeping Beauty" before 350 proud parents and friends in the St. Mary Grade School Auditorium.

Under the guiding hands of Margaret and Mary Grace Perkins, the youngsters went through the five-act romance with only a minimum of hitches.

Particularly outstanding among the mites in their first dramatic experience were Susan Moureau, Sleeping Beauty; Mike Hecker, Prince; Jim Birder, Lord High Chamberlain, and Cathy Ferris and Patty Deacon, the tired servants.

Assisting in the production were accompaniment, Mary Jean Golueke; make-up, Kay Danen, Janet Carter; promotion, Bernie Yeunger and stage crew Bob VanEnkenvoort and Gary Van Vonderen.

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