2005 James Dean September Festival 1950s dance contest
James Dean Festival
in Fairmount, Indiana
September 23 – 25
1950’s Dance Contest
Dale and Ed Smith took first place in both the slow and the fast dance contests!
Congratulations to you all. Photo from Sally Most.
Pete and Ann Karabin-2nd place slow dance
Jim Maddox and Barbara Clevenger, the middle couple in this photo, won 2nd place fast dance. In 2004 they won first place in fast dance.
#159, Butch Owens of Jonesboro and Debbie Roberts from Muncie. They hadn’t planned to enter, but were talked into it by me and by Dan and Diana Taylor. They put on a great show!
Robert Arbuckle of Noblesville, Fairmount High School Class of 19 with Essie Lutes of Indianapolis in a Garfield costume.
Couple # 158, Raini Bennie and Patrick Bennie (he’s six) from Fairmount.
#160, Melanie Thinnes, 13, Upland and Mindy Owens, 14, Marion.
Former winners Dan and Diana Taylor from Hagerstown, Indiana, chose to not enter the contest this year, but they had fun dancing before the contest. In 2004, they won first place in slow dance.
Ray Foley, a dance contest judge, is Sally Most’s right hand. Below, Ray again and a second dance contest judge, Jim Alexander.
Dance judge Jim Alexander is the husband of dance judge Sharon Alexander, shown below,
Music by Fred Stephenson, Fairmount’s BOPPER, whose photo this year is on the adult Lookalike pages.
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