Cheers & Kudos: Thank you to all who made 1964 Centennial Indian Princesses event a success
On behalf of our committee we would like to thank the Nevada Indian Commission, Executive Director Sherry L. Rupert, Chris Ann Gibbons, and Denise M. Becker for all the invaluable support they gave us with the honoring reception for the 1964 Centennial Indian Princesses held on Oct. 30 at the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino in Carson City which was a great success. They were able to support our efforts to bring back the 22 contestants from the Centennial Indian Princess Pageant. It meant so much to all of us to have this final opportunity in some cases to see one another.
We would also like to thank our committee members and all the volunteers for helping us with this historic event.
In addition, we want to thank the following tribes and companies for their donations and support: Amerind Insurance Co., Carson Colony Council, Chairman John Glazier-Bridgeport Indian Colony (California), Dresslerville Community Council, Fallon Paiute/Shoshone Tribe, Rupert’s Auto Body, Stewart Community Council, Washoe Housing Authority, Washoe Tribal Chairman’s Office-Darryl Kizer, and Woodfords Community Council. Individual donors: “Cookie” Marilyn Halligan and Kathleen Bliss Quasula, Commissioner of Las Vegas (one of five members) of the Nevada Indian Commission.
Another special thank you to Jamie Haas, supervisor/construction of the Paiute Pipeline/Southwest Gas Corp., Carson City for donating to support our entry in the Nevada Day Parade. In addition, Benson’s Feed Store for the use of 25 bales of straw for our float.
Kudos to Mary Beth Swope of the Gold Dust West for working with us on reasonable rates for our reception, hotel rooms and RV spaces for our participants. Also, thanks to the Sesquicentennial Statewide Commission chaired by Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki for its designation of the event as one of their “official” events of the Sesquicentennial.
One last thank you to Teri Vance of the Nevada Appeal for writing a great article and giving our reception great newspaper coverage, also for the photos taken by photographer, Brad Coman.
Meg McDonald and Joann Nevers
Sesquicentennial Honoring Reception Committee for 1964 Centennial Princesses