Exeter Couple Receive Royal Honors at Brilliant
Mardi Gras Attended by Thousands of People
The Union, Manchester, N.H., Friday, September 10, 1926
(Special To The Union)
Resplendent in their robes of high honor, they were each crowned by the hand of King Neptune, Edward J. Uhlig of Manchester, who conferred upon their brows the crowns of emblematic of their high positions.
Many States Represented
The grand parade, which preceded the coronation ceremonies,proceeded from the Hotel Ashworth to a specially constructed stand on the beach, where all of the ceremonies took place.
By the side of the King and Queen stood the Prince and Princess, and James Kelley of Lawrence, Mass., and Hazel Armington of Nashua. Both were awarded second place in the royal contest.
The Queen's ladies-in-waiting were Miss Madlynne Sherwood of Haverhill, Mass., Miss Mary Meanus of Lawrence, Mass., and Miss Mary Carr of Hampton Beach. The pages were Donald Taylor, Kenneth Taylor, Charles Rowell, all of Hampton Beach and Arthur Mullen of Somersworth.
Royal Scene Complete
The royal scene was complete with the presence of the court Jester, Bernard Heffener of Boston.
Miss Mildred Dudley, representing winter, was awarded first prize for the prettiest costume with Patsy Chase of Lowell, Mass., second. For unique costumes, Miss Florence Rowe of Brookline, Mass., and Chester Chapin of Boston, were awarded first and second places.
An individual prize was awarded to William Hayes of Roxbury, Mass., and Cyril Johnston of Newton, Mass., who represented a bride and bridegroom. Second was given to Jack Burgess of Holyoke, Mass.
The judges were Mrs. Mary F. Blanchet of Brookline, Mass., formerly of Manchester, and G. Sumner Fall of Hampton Beach.
The carnival will end tomorrow with the feature event being the contest for the best decorated well known light automobile. Prizes will be given for the car oldest and youngest in years, the first car to arrive at the park after midnight, and the car with the most people in it, etc.
Miss Marion Gilmore Hampton Beach Queen
Exeter, New Hampshire
The Union, Friday, September 10, 1926
Special to The Union
Miss Gilmore Queen of Mardi-Gras
Carnival at Hampton Beach Marked Success
The Boston Globe, Friday, September 10, 1926
Special Dispatch to the Globe
The Mardi-Gras practically closes the season and the final event of it was the crowning of Miss Marion Gilmore, daughter of Mr and Mrs William D. Gilmore of Exeter, as the queen of the carnival. King Neptune, represented by Edward J. Uhlig of Manchester, officiated at the ceremony. William Cooper, also of Exeter, was crowned king, while Miss Hazel Armington of Nashua, who finished second in the carnival contest which ended last night, and James Kelley of Lawrence, were crowned princess and prince respectively
Those installed by King Neptune as ladies in waiting were Miss Madeline Sherwood of Brookline, Miss Mary McManus of Lawrence, Arthur Mullen of Somersworth, Donald Langley and Charles Rowell, both of Hampton Beach. The court jester was Bernard Heffener of Boston, Mass.
Besides this feature of the evening there was a parade in which more than 1000 participated. Miss Mildred Dudley of Hampton Beach, representing Winter, won the first prize for the prettiest costume in the parade and the second prize was awarded to Miss Patsy Chase of Lowell.
Miss Florence Gage of Brookline, won first prize for the most unique costume, and Chester Chapin of Boston the second prize. Special prizes were also awarded to William Hayes of Roxbury, Mass. and, Cyril Johnston of Newton, who were costumed as “Bride and Groom.”
The judges were Mrs M. F. Blanchet, Brookline, Mass, and G. Sumner Fall of Hampton Beach.