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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: February 12, 1992 - Page 32

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   Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1992, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                AROUND THE TOWN Westside Delegation to model 25 years of uniforms at concert embers of Westside Delegation will provide a style show in addition to their traditional Valentine's Day concert Friday. The musicians  will model uniforms worn by the Jefferson High School show choir over the years, from the casual dress of the late '60s to the formal attire of today. It was fall 196.8 when Jefferson music and drama directors Allen Koepke and Bob Geuder pulled together a bunch of young musicians and formed the city's first show choir, Westside Delegation. "We patterned it after the Young Americans," Bob says. "They were a very popular show choir of the time." The Young Americans were the clean-cut all-American type ,of kid, Bob says. "We were trying to create that with our kids. The uniforms fit with that kind of style. They had a real clean-cut look to them." Those uniforms, white skirts, turtle necks and blue vests for the girls, and white pants, turtle necks and blue jackets for the boys, were used for seven years, Bob says. "We added things to them for the second half of the show, but the first half of the concert they pretty much stayed the same. They were sort of identifiable with Westside," Bob says. Uniform styles evolved slowly until 1984, when current director Pete Eklund brought a more formal look to the choir. Today the girls wear sequined formal dresses and the boys wear tux jackets and dress pants. The style of performance has changed as much as the manner of dress, says Jackie Powell of the Jefferson Choral Auxiliary. In the early years, the group sang folk music with a couple of guitars and a drummer. Today, the choir is backed by a large combo and there is much more emphasis on choreography. are invited to attend the group's Valentine's Day concert, Friday, Feb. 14. Two performances wUl be given in the Jefferson Auditorium, one at 7 p.m. and a second at 8:45 p.m. Cost is $3.50 for adults; $2.50 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be available at the door. "Traditionally, the Valentine's concert is the biggest of the year," says Bob. A reception Westside Delegation alumni will follow the concert. Advice from Jena Prairie Elementary first grader Jena Scott, 7, expressed her concern for the environment in an story she sent us called "Save the Earth." With her permission and taking very few liberties with her work, it follows: "Save the earth because if you don't we wouldn't have enough stuff to help us stay alive. If you cut down trees, plant new ones. If you use cans, recycle them. If you're done with a paper, recycle it. Just recycle, don't throw it away. The End." Jena is the daughter of Cheryl and Harold Scott of Fairfax. It's cookie time The Girl Scouts have hit the streets with their order forms. Even if you can say no to cookies, it's nearly impossible to resist the request, "Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?" Especially when it comes from a little Brownie wearing her Brownie smile. This year the Scouts will be offering a new cookie, and an old standby has been removed from the cookies sold. The new cookie is called Praline Royale. It's a soft vanilla cookie with a praline � filling and striped with chocolate, according to a press release from the Conestoga Council of Girl Scouts. ducted on blood donors at the Waterloo Red Cross center, the cookies rated well. Asked if they would crave another Praline Royale in an hour, 47 percent said they would. Also for sale this year are the Thin Mints, Lemon Pastry Cremes, Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies, Caramel deLites, and a shortbread called Trefoils. Missing is an old favorite, a box of chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies - once the only cookie the Girl Scouts sold. The cookies sell for $2.50 a box, and should a Brownie miss your house, call the Council, 1-800-772-0043. They'll see that you get to order as many boxes as you want. Members of the community     In taste tests the council con- DUPLICATE BRIDGE Alamo Bridge Club, Sunday, 6 p.m. 600 10th Ave., Marion. 1st - Jim and Mary Ann Boanlman. 2nd - Virginia Stamy and Bill Jennings. 3rd - Jcannic Slayman and Phil Arnell. 4th - Hay and Maree Heng. Happy Bridge Club. Noon Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church. North-South: 1st    Joan McGaffic and I.eAnnc Smittkamp. 2nd - Mary Mullin and Bill Jennings. Kast-West: 1st Charles Haines and Bruno ttinas. 2nd Gerry Kuster and Judith llumersinger. Friendly Hands: 1st Karl and Helen C'lendening. 2nd (tied) Helen Martin and Hazel Goodale, Sally and Dick Wing. Ith    Mike and Evelyn Taylor. Hob's Club. Wednesday. 10 a.m. at Sco- ws Hall, Immaculate Conception Church. North-South: 1st - Bruno Rinns and Roland Vander Hamnv 2nd -� I.eAnne Smittkamp and Joe Verhiek. Bast-West: 1st     Muxine and Loren Abbott. 2nd Klin Stepanek and Ross Wilson. Marion Club, noon Thursday at Kenwood Park Presbyterian Church. 1st Charles Raines and Roland Vander llainm. 2nd Gerry Kuster and Klva Gauper. 3rd - Virginia Stamy and Bill Jennings. Ith    Kran Klsea and Richard Golembiewski. All games are open to the public. A playing partner is guaranteed for each participant at each of the sites. Lt. Mark Gefaller Navy chaplain Chaplain honored Lt. Mark Gefaller, U.S. Navy, was honored recently as Chaplain of the Year. The honor came as a result of his service in the Philippines during an earthquake and on the front lines during Desert Storm. A 1978 graduate of Jefferson High School, Mark is assigned to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. He became a military chaplain in 1985 and was called to active duty in January 1990. He is the son of Verna Gefaller, 343 Coral Dr., Hiawatha, and the grandson of Florence Rub-ey, also of Hiawatha. His wife Beth and his mother attended the awards ceremony in Washington D.C., last month. Mark expects to be transferred to Charleston, S.C., in the spring where he will be joined by Beth and their four children. Neighbors photo by Todd Mclnturf Christy Myers and Ted Noring, (front) show off the original uniforms of Jefferson High School's Westside Delegation. Jenni Powell and Janson Bennett pose in today's more formal attire. ONOGRAMMING... fan 
                            

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