Leslie S. Harris, left, becomes the new commander of St. George's Commandery 37, Knights Templar, in January 1969. Past commander Carlton A. Newton, center, and past grand commander Warren H. Deck welcome the new chief officer.
Some people put away their formal clothing on New Year’s Day.
Others keep top hats and tuxedos ready for other January events. The first days of a new year are often times when groups and societies install and introduce new personnel.
Some people dressed informally for their inductions — but these men and women all seemed glad to be part of their groups during the first days of 1969.