Monthly Archives: January 2012

1946 Chickens’ Ball – An Eduring Tradition is Being Built

The Ball was led again by the successful 1944 team which had gathered fame and fortune for the city. Beverly Wheeler, Jack Kemp and David S. Painter, Jr. dreamed up entirely new ideas for the 1946 production. The Central Gym was decorated with … Continue reading

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1944 Chickens’ Ball – Even War Can’t Stop It

The Chickens’ Ball was extended to two nights in 1944 as the Fire Chief had put a limit of 700 persons allowed in the gym at Central. Chairman, Beverly Wheeler and others firmly believed that tickets were in such demand that even with two performances, the Ball would be its usual sell-out hit, … Continue reading

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1942 Chickens’ Ball – A New Ball

February of 1942 was a grim time for presenting the Chickens’ Ball. Pearl Harbor had been bombed in December and reports of enemy subs off the coast cast a grey shadow over this production. At first, Civil Defense Director, Julius Edling told General … Continue reading

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