Dancing in the Boondocks
While looking for something else today in the 1957 Marietta High School yearbook the Olympian I came across the above picture in the advertisements.
This picture was probably taken at Saint James Episcopal Church. After football games they sponsored dances for kids. I think it was to keep them off the streets and out of trouble. That didn’t work too well, did it? The teenagers had their cake and ate it too.
Recognize the teenager dancing with the majorette? It is rock singer Billy Joe Royal.
To the left is the late Jimmy McEntyre and I think the teenage boy with the hat on looks like Paul Owenby.