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Glenville Brownies’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ among activities in May of 1966

Monday, May 5, 2014
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Teresa Phelps, as Prince Charming, gives Therese Sugalski’s Sleeping Beauty a kiss during a rehearsal of Brownie Troop 286’s presentation of “Sleeping Beauty.” The play was held at Pashley Elementary School in Glenville on May 9, 1966.
Teresa Phelps, as Prince Charming, gives Therese Sugalski’s Sleeping Beauty a kiss during a rehearsal of Brownie Troop 286’s presentation of “Sleeping Beauty.” The play was held at Pashley Elementary School in Glenville on May 9, 1966.

The Brownies were all beauties in 1966.

Girls from Troop 286, sponsored by the Pashley Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, presented their interpretation of “Sleeping Beauty” at the Glenville school on May 9, 1966.

Teresa Phelps and Therese Sugalski starred as Prince Charming and Sleeping Beauty, respectively.

Other students worked on projects and performances in May ’66, as the school year began its final stretch.

Fourth-graders at Immaculate Conception elementary school in Schenectady showed off their “International Living” exhibit. The boys and girls constructed replicas of homes from countries all over the world.

Dancers from the Polish Welfare Council’s youth department danced during a May “Polish Night” program at First Reformed Church. The girls were experts in authentic Polish dances.

Entertainment was also a topic at the Schenectady Museum. The junior members’ party was held May 6, and kids with dinosaur and doll collections were ready to show off their hobbies. Kathryn Janas brought her dancing shoes — she was a tap dancer.

Mexico mattered for kids at Paige Elementary School. Kids celebrated Mexican culture with tortillas, tacos and lime drinks during a fiesta. The party was the high point of class study on Mexico, which included a slide presentation, research projects and a lesson in the Mexican hat dance.

Other students studied the world. As part of the YMCA model United Nations, 450 teenagers portrayed world delegates — and on May 12 debated issues such as Red China, the Arab-Israeli dispute and wars in Kashmir and Vietnam.

Reach Gazette reporter Jeff Wilkin at 395-3124 or at wilkin@dailygazette.com.

 
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