The Women of The Spirit of 469 are "EXPERIENCED"
HOW IT ALL BEGAN:
Below is Dot Butterfield (mother of Cathy and Diana) with the American Flag in a "19before-color-was-invented" photo.
(next to Dot is B. Penney and Marge Cismar, B.'s mom)
Her question in 1989 when her color guard no longer marched:
"Couldn't we at LEAST get 4 girls to haul out the Colors on Memorial Day?!?"
is how The Spirit of 469 was born.
Memorial Day, 1990
Back Row: Dot, Ann, Jennifer, Barb, Cindy, Wilma, Cathy
Front Row: Cindy, Ellie, Ricky, Jess, Mary, Carol
1990 Christmas Parade
Memorial Day, 1993 Toledo
Here's Dot again with youngest daughter, Diana.
Some of the groups with whom our members
have been associated:
(Winter Guard AND Drum & Bugle Corps)
(The first two rifles [l-r] are sisters Cathy and Diana, VFW National Champs, 1977)
Diana taught the Lakewood High School Flag Corps.
She was also a member, then captain, of West Tech's Flag Corps 1972-1975 .
Tiny, flag-twirling (and now rifle-twirling) gal Stepho also plays a mean French horn and flute,
shown here in old photos of Midview High School's Marching Band!
Vikki in Parma High School's Flag Corps