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Transylvania Day court of honor, 1940

Posted on May 27, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

A coronation ceremony was held May 11, 1940, on the Transylvania College campus, where Lois Howard of Glasgow, center left, and Charles Patrick of Burgin, center right, were honored as “Miss Transylvania” and “Mr. Pioneer” as chosen by the student body. Sharing the honors were the first and second attendants and the court of honor, which included Maxine Proscus of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Martha Adair Thomas of Paris, with attendants George Stopp of Chicago and Leon McKinney of Lexington. Transylvania College students celebrated the 160th anniversary of the college at the annual Transylvania Day festivities. A parade of floats through downtown Lexington, depicting the theme, “Transylvania Through the Ages,” opened the Transylvania Day activities. Transylvania University holds this year’s commencement ceremony Friday on campus. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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