‘Miss Crater Lake’ Pageant Prepared By Lodge Staffers
Klamath Falls Herald and News
Klamath Falls, Oregon
July 11, 1967
A 1967 Miss Crater Lake will be selected at a colorful pageant schedule for July 29 at the national park.
The pageant, entirely planned and executed by young people who work at Crater Lake Lodge during the summer, will be held in the lobby of the lodge with the coronation slated at 9 p.m.
The new Miss Crater Lake will be crowned by the 1966 title holder, Tari Rice, Boise, Idaho, a junior at the University of California majoring in philosophy. She represented Miss Information in the 1966 pageant.
Entrant’s are chosen from the various departments at the lake. This year’s 13 contestants will be judged on the basis of personality, poise, beauty and the originality of the formal gown they design.
The formal must be designed by the individual contender and cannot exceed a cost of $3.
There will also be a swim suit parade prior to the evening gown competition, officials said.
An added feature this year will be a review by the Tari Rice dancers, presenting excerpts from various musicals which have been popular recently.
Winner of the Miss Crater Lake title will receive a scholarship, a complimentary dinner in the lodge dining room for herself and her escort, a dozen long-stemmed roses, the symbolic key to Crater Lake, a crown and trophy.
A rehearsal dinner for candidates and their escorts will be held July 28 at 7 p.m. in the Ponderosa Room at the cafeteria. Following dinner will be a final dress rehearsal.
On the 29th, there will be a formal tea in the Modoc Room at the lodge where contestants will meet the judge and be rated on personality and poise.
A colorful pageant will be presented that evening, commencing at 9 p.m. in the lodge lobby, and followed by swimming suit and formal competition, the Tari Dancers’ review and the coronation of Miss Crater Lake. A coronation ball will follow in the Ponderosa Pine Room of the cafeteria.
The pageant played to an audience of 150 people in 1963. The audience nearly doubled the following year and has continued to increase each year following.
Persons interested in attending the show are reminded that the lodge dining room is open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the cafeteria is open until 8 p.m.
This year’s pageant staff includes Bob McAllister, Portland, master of ceremonies; Linda Krause, Creston, Wash., mistress of ceremonies; Tari Rice, choreographer; Tom Frederickson, Klamath Falls, producing director; Dee Ford, Bend, assistant director.
Crater Lake Lodge is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Peyton, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Giffin, Portland.