Our Past | 1975: Local girls’ groups hold summer activities

Selected by Karen Larsen

The July 24, 1975 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press reveals a number of community organizations providing valuable summer activities for girls. The preceding week the Orondo Sagehill Riders 4-H group had taken a horseback riding trip up Brown’s Canyon. The Rainbow Girls had camped at Lake Chelan.


Orondo Sagehill Riders 4-H Girls Ride 30 Miles For Club Donations

Orondo Sagehill Riders, a 4-H club, mounted up and rode 30 miles from Orondo to Waterville via Brown’s Canyon. The ride earned money for the club activities such as fairs and community services.

The riders started from Munro and Sons Orchard on the 13th and rode up Brown’s Canyon to NCW Fairgrounds. They watered and fed their horses and refreshed themselves at the Dodge House here before returning. Ages of the riders were from 10 to 18, led by Sue McClellan.

Riders included the following: Darla and Shawn Dietrich, Amber St. Luis, Fran Munro, Laurie and Katie Fleming, Joanne Hill, Dayl Ann and Donna Iler, and Cheryl Jacobsen, Waterville.


Rainbow Girls Here Camp Out At Lake Chelan

Monday afternoon, July 14, found the Waterville Rainbow Girls and several guests encamped at Lake Chelan State Park for an overnight trip — a part of the activities planned for the summer by the local assembly. They returned late Tuesday evening.

The two days were spent swimming, eating, loafing, eating, talking, eating and doing very little sleeping.

Making the trip were Kristen Carroll, Glenda Hauso, Cheryle Jacobsen, Connie Jester, Brenda Keller, Linda Lancaster, Edie Long, Sherry Slagle, Sibbie Slagle, Joan Schettler, Candi Smith, Diedra Smith, and invited guests Liz Elliott, Debbie Jones, Bev Morris, Janette Morris, Cindy Rinker and Heidi Witten. They were accompanied by Dorothy Long, Lucille Ludeman, Alice Jacobsen and Dorothy Harman.

On Monday evening, Sherry Slagle, Sibbie Slagle, Glenda Hauso and Mrs. Harman joined the Chelan assembly mother advisor and worthy advisor for a meeting held in Cashmere to plan the reception for District 12 grand officers to be held Aug. 9 in Cashmere. They returned to the park for the rest of the camp out.