All of the contestants stand on stage wearing evening gowns during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
All of the contestants stand on stage wearing evening gowns during the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. Farthest to the left, Gwendolyn Kay Norton (23) wears a long-puffed-sleeved, square-neck evening gown with a white bodice with yellow daisy centers in a row at the top and bottom of the bodice down the center of the bodice as well as around the cuffs and two rows of daisies around the bottom of the yellow skirt. She wears a headband and pumps. To her left, Judith Holliger (22), wears a mint green, empire waist, sleeveless, turtleneck evening gown with white bric-a-brac with green flowers down the center of the bric-a-brac around the collar and in three vertical stripes on the bodice. To her left, Carla Jill Cathlina (21) wears a turquoise, long-sleeved, scoop-neck evening gown with white lace around the waistband and the cuffs and white pumps. To her left, Candis Blythe Culberson (20) wears a white, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with a lace bodice, an empire waistline, and bell cuffs. To her left, Debra Gayle Haff (19) wears a purple, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with white lace down the center of the bodice and around the empire waistline. To her left, Dell Ann Smith (18) wears a deep peach colored evening gown with cap sleeves, a large ruffle around the jewel neck collar, and an empire waistline. To her left, Charlotte Clark (17) wears a white, long-sleeved, square-neck evening gown with a burgundy vest with a diamond pattern laced over the bodice and the same pattern outlines the cuffs and pumps. To her left, Vicki Lou Bennett (16) light pink, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with wide, shiny satin belt with a pink bow at the bottom of the bodice. The skirt is pleated. To her left, Jolene D. Steve (15) wears a sky blue, sleeveless, jewel neck evening gown with a jeweled inset waistband and a ball gown skirt. To her left, Ann Marie Miller (14) wears a pink, sleeveless, boat-neck evening gown with an empire waistline. To her left Mary Muehleback (13) wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown. The bodice is white with white lace sleeves and aqua ruffles outlining the cuffs, collars, button placard. The buttons, skirt and belt are aqua. The satin ribbon belt is tied in a large bow just below the bodice. A large ruffle is around the bottom of the skirt. To her left, Janice E. Murray (12) wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with floral ruffles outlining the keyhole bodice, empire waistline, collar, and cuffs. To her left, Kathleen York (11) wears a white, v-neck, sleeveless evening gown with gold bric-a-brac outlining the collar and the empire waistline and pumps. To her left, Kristy Ann Smith (10) wears a light pink, sleeveless, crew-neck evening gown with a jeweled outline around the collar and around the empire waistline. She wears a bow in her hair. To her left, Mischell Dutton (9) wears a white with black polka dots, long-puffed-sleeved, scoop-neck evening gown with a broad black empire waistband and black pumps. To her left Diane Swift (8) wears white, long-sleeved blouse with small ruffles around the scoop-neckline and the cuffs and a empire waist black skirt with a white snowflake pattern in squares. To her left, Victoria L. Mueller (7) wears a aqua, sleeveless, keyhole neck evening gown with silver lace outlining the collar, keyhole, and around the empire waistline. To her left, Constance Pickett (6) wears a yellow, long-sleeved, v-neck evening gown with a translucent floral overlay of yellow, orange, and purple and pumps. To her left, Pamela Ann Shiel (5) wears a white, sleeveless, scoop-neck evening gown with a tiny black belt at the empire waistline that ties in a bow at the bottom of the bodice. To her left, Lisa Cole (4) wears a red and white, short-puff-sleeved, scoop-neck evening gown with a vertically striped bodice and two pockets and a checked skirt with a gathered empire waistline. She wears a matching choker. To her left, Nancy L. Ulshafer (3) wears a long-puffed-sleeved, scoop-neck, empire waistline evening gown with large pink and lavender flowers with green leaves on a white background. To her left, Marta Lynn Leader (2) is mostly obscured by Bonnie Kay Hall (1), farthest to the right. Bonnie Kay wears a white, sleeveless crew-neck evening gown with a pink lining under the bodice of white lace. The inset empire waistband is a pink satin ribbon tied in a bow at the base of the bodice. All contestants wear their blue and white contestant number ribbons attached to their dresses on their left hips., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
All of the contestants stand on stage wearing evening gowns during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
All of the contestants stand on stage wearing evening gowns during the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. Farthest to the left, Gwendolyn Kay Norton (23) wears a long-puffed-sleeved, square-neck evening gown with a white bodice with yellow daisy centers in a row at the top and bottom of the bodice down the center of the bodice as well as around the cuffs and two rows of daisies around the bottom of the yellow skirt. She wears a headband and pumps. To her left, Judith Holliger (22), wears a mint green, empire waist, sleeveless, turtleneck evening gown with white bric-a-brac with green flowers down the center of the bric-a-brac around the collar and in three vertical stripes on the bodice. To her left, Carla Jill Cathlina (21) wears a turquoise, long-sleeved, scoop-neck evening gown with white lace around the waistband and the cuffs and white pumps. To her left, Candis Blythe Culberson (20) wears a white, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with a lace bodice, an empire waistline, and bell cuffs. To her left, Debra Gayle Haff (19) wears a purple, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with white lace down the center of the bodice and around the empire waistline. To her left, Dell Ann Smith (18) wears a deep peach colored evening gown with cap sleeves, a large ruffle around the jewel neck collar, and an empire waistline. To her left, Charlotte Clark (17) wears a white, long-sleeved, square-neck evening gown with a burgundy vest with a diamond pattern laced over the bodice and the same pattern outlines the cuffs and pumps. To her left, Vicki Lou Bennett (16) light pink, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with wide, shiny satin belt with a pink bow at the bottom of the bodice. The skirt is pleated. To her left, Jolene D. Steve (15) wears a sky blue, sleeveless, jewel neck evening gown with a jeweled inset waistband and a ball gown skirt. To her left, Ann Marie Miller (14) wears a pink, sleeveless, boat-neck evening gown with an empire waistline. To her left Mary Muehleback (13) wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown. The bodice is white with white lace sleeves and aqua ruffles outlining the cuffs, collars, button placard. The buttons, skirt and belt are aqua. The satin ribbon belt is tied in a large bow just below the bodice. A large ruffle is around the bottom of the skirt. To her left, Janice E. Murray (12) wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with floral ruffles outlining the keyhole bodice, empire waistline, collar, and cuffs. To her left, Kathleen York (11) wears a white, v-neck, sleeveless evening gown with gold bric-a-brac outlining the collar and the empire waistline and pumps. To her left, Kristy Ann Smith (10) wears a light pink, sleeveless, crew-neck evening gown with a jeweled outline around the collar and around the empire waistline. She wears a bow in her hair. To her left, Mischell Dutton (9) wears a white with black polka dots, long-puffed-sleeved, scoop-neck evening gown with a broad black empire waistband and black pumps. To her left Diane Swift (8) wears white, long-sleeved blouse with small ruffles around the scoop-neckline and the cuffs and a empire waist black skirt with a white snowflake pattern in squares. To her left, Victoria L. Mueller (7) wears a aqua, sleeveless, keyhole neck evening gown with silver lace outlining the collar, keyhole, and around the empire waistline. To her left, Constance Pickett (6) wears a yellow, long-sleeved, v-neck evening gown with a translucent floral overlay of yellow, orange, and purple and pumps. To her left, Pamela Ann Shiel (5) wears a white, sleeveless, scoop-neck evening gown with a tiny black belt at the empire waistline that ties in a bow at the bottom of the bodice. To her left, Lisa Cole (4) wears a red and white, short-puff-sleeved, scoop-neck evening gown with a vertically striped bodice and two pockets and a checked skirt with a gathered empire waistline. She wears a matching choker. To her left, Nancy L. Ulshafer (3) wears a long-puffed-sleeved, scoop-neck, empire waistline evening gown with large pink and lavender flowers with green leaves on a white background. To her left, Marta Lynn Leader (2) is mostly obscured by Bonnie Kay Hall (1), farthest to the right. Bonnie Kay wears a white, sleeveless crew-neck evening gown with a pink lining under the bodice of white lace. The inset empire waistband is a pink satin ribbon tied in a bow at the base of the bodice. All contestants wear their blue and white contestant number ribbons attached to their dresses on their left hips., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Contestants 16 through 23 during the swimsuit portion of the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
During the Miss America Preliminary Contest for Miss Raytown 1973 held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri Vicki Lou Bennett (16) stands farthest to the left and wears a one-piece, scoop-neck swimsuit of which the weaving of the cloth creates a raised diamond pattern and white pumps. To her left, Charlotte Clark (17) wears a white, one-piece, v-neck swimsuit that zips up the center and white pumps. To her left, Dell Ann Smith (18) wears a navy blue, v-neck, one-piece swimsuit that zips up the center with a white zipper and a circle pull. To her left, Debra Gayle Haff (19) wears a pink, v-neck, one-piece swimsuit that has white piping outlining the collar and continuing a bit beyond the v-neck to her left side. To her left, Candis Blythe Culberson (20) wears a white, v-neck, one-piece swimsuit of which the weaving of the cloth creates a raised diamond pattern over solid white cloth that creates a body length diamond underneath. To her left, Carla Jill Cathlina (21) wears a white, v-neck, one-piece swimsuit that zips up the center. To her left, Judith Holliger (22) wears a navy blue, crew-neck, one-piece swimsuit that zips up the center with white outlining the zipper placard and the collar. Farthest to the right, Gwendolyn Kay Norton wears a brown, shiny, v-neck, one-piece swimsuit. All contestants wear their blue and white contestant number ribbons attached to their swimsuits on their left hips., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Contestants 8 through 16 stand on stage in their evening gowns during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant
Contestants 8 through 16 stand on stage in their evening gowns during the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for Miss Raytown 1973 held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. Farthest to the left, Diane Swift (8) wears white, long-sleeved blouse with small ruffles around the scoop-neckline and the cuffs and a empire waist black skirt with a white snowflake pattern in squares. To her left, Mischell Dutton (9) wears a white with black polka dots, long-puffed-sleeved, scoop-neck evening gown with a broad black empire waistband. To her left, Kristy Ann Smith (10) wears a light pink, sleeveless, crew-neck evening gown with a jeweled outline around the collar and around the empire waistline. She wears a bow in her hair. To her left, Kathleen York (11) wears a white, v-neck, sleeveless evening gown with gold bric-a-brac outlining the collar and the empire waistline. To her left, Janice E. Murray (12) wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with floral ruffles outlining the keyhole bodice, empire waistline, collar, and cuffs. To her left Mary Muehleback (13) wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown. The bodice is white with white lace sleeves and aqua ruffles outlining the cuffs, collars, button placard. The buttons, skirt and belt are aqua. The satin ribbon belt is tied in a large bow just below the bodice. A large ruffle is around the bottom of the skirt. To her left, Ann Marie Miller (14) wears a pink, sleeveless, boat-neck evening gown with an empire waistline. To her left, Jolene D. Steve (15) wears a sky blue, sleeveless, jewel neck evening gown with a jeweled inset waistband and a ball gown skirt. Farthest to the right, Vicki Lou Bennett (16) light pink, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with wide, shiny satin belt with a pink bow at the bottom of the bodice. All contestants wear their blue and white contestant number ribbons attached to their gowns on their left hips., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Contestants find out who won during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
From the left front of the stage, Diane Swift (8), wears a white, long-sleeved blouse with small ruffles around the scoop-neckline and the cuffs and a empire waist black skirt with a white snowflake pattern in squares. To her left, Jolene D. Steve (15), looks to her left with an open mouth, wears a sky blue, sleeveless, jewel neck evening gown with a jeweled inset waistband and a ball gown skirt. To her left, Janice E. Murray (12), smiles to her left, wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with floral ruffles outlining the keyhole bodice, empire waistline, collar, and cuffs. To her left, Bonnie Kay Hall (1), looks at Janice to her right and claps, wears a white, sleeveless crew-neck evening gown with a pink lining under the bodice of white lace. The inset empire waistband is a pink satin ribbon tied in a bow at the base of the bodice. To her left, Candis Blythe Culberson (20), turns to her left with a wide open mouth and lifted eyebrows as she holds the hand of Vicki Lou, wears a white, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with a lace bodice, an empire waistline, and bell cuffs. To her left, Vicki Lou Bennett (16), has a look of happy surprise as she looks to her right and holds the hand of Candis, wears a light pink, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a wide, shiny satin pink ribbon around the empire waistline that ties into a large bow at the bottom of the bodice, and a pleated skirt during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. In the background, Ann Marie Miller (14), Mary Muehleback (13), are at the back of the stage between Diane Swift and Jolene Steve, and Kathleen York (11), Kristy Ann Smith (10), and Mischell Dutton (9), stand at the back of the stage on the right side of the photograph. All contestants wear their blue and white contestant number ribbons attached to their dresses on their left hips., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Miss Congeniality is awarded to Mary Muehleback during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Mary Muehleback smiles and receives a trophy for winning Miss Congeniality from the Master of Ceremonies during Miss America Preliminary Contest for Miss Raytown 1973 held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. Mary wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown. The bodice is white with white lace sleeves and aqua ruffles outlining the cuffs, collars, button placard. The buttons, skirt and belt are aqua. The satin ribbon belt is tied in a large bow just below the bodice. A large ruffle is around the bottom of the skirt. The Master of Ceremonies, from his right side, wears a black, long-coat tuxedo and a white shirt. Across the back of the stage the other contestants stand smiling and clapping. They are Debra Gayle Haff (19), Dell Ann Smith (18), Charlotte Clark (17), Vicki Lou Bennett (16), the dress of Jolene D. Steve (15), Janice E. Murray (12), Kathlene York (11), Kristy Ann Smith (10), Mischell Dutton (9), and Diane Swift (8). All contestants wear their blue and white contestant number ribbons attached to their dresses on their left hips., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16. Typed label below photograph, "Miss Congeniality Mary Muehleback."
Miss Raytown 1971, Teresa Mohr, and Miss Raytown 1973, Vicki Lou Bennett smile for the photographer during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Teresa Mohr, Miss Raytown 1971, wearing a sleeveless, v-neck evening gown of golden leaves on a cream background, a ruffle around the neckline, a matching belt, and a crown stands to the right of Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, who wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a pleated skirt, and a navy blue satin sash with the words "Miss Raytown 1973" printed on it. She holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Ten finalists stand on the front of the stage during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
The ten finalists stand on stage during the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for Miss Raytown 1973, held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. The dress of Diane Swift is visible farthest to the left of the photograph of which is a white, long-sleeved blouse with small ruffles around the scoop-neckline and the cuffs and a empire waist black skirt with a white snowflake pattern in squares. To her left is Jolene D. Steve (15) who wears a sky blue, sleeveless, jewel neck evening gown with a jeweled inset waistband and a ball gown skirt. To her left is Dell Ann Smith (18) who wears a deep peach colored evening gown with cap sleeves, a large ruffle around the jewel neck collar, and an empire waistline. To her left, Constance Pickett (6), wears a yellow, long-sleeved, v-neck evening gown with a translucent floral overlay of yellow, orange, and purple. To her left, Gwendolyn Kay Norton wears a long-puffed-sleeved, square-neck evening gown with a white bodice with yellow daisy centers in a row at the top and bottom of the bodice down the center of the bodice as well as around the cuffs and two rows of daisies around the bottom of the yellow skirt. She wears a headband. To her left, Janice E. Murray wears an aqua, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with floral ruffles outlining the keyhole bodice, empire waistline, collar, and cuffs. To her left, Bonnie Kay Hall looks to her right as she wears a white, sleeveless crew-neck evening gown with a pink lining under the bodice of white lace. The inset empire waistband is a pink satin ribbon tied in a bow at the base of the bodice. To her left, Candis Blythe Culberson wears a white, long-sleeved, turtleneck evening gown with a lace bodice, an empire waistline, and bell cuffs. To her left, Carla Jill Cathlina wears a turquoise, long-sleeved, scoop-neck evening gown with white lace around the waistband and the cuffs. To her left, Vicki Lou Bennett wears light pink, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a shiny satin pink bow at the bottom of the bodice, a pleated skirt, a pink hair ribbon on the back of her head. All contestants wear their blue and white contestant number ribbons attached to their dresses on their left hips., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16. Typed label below photograph, "Ten Finalists."
Vick Lou Bennett dances during the talent portion of the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, from her left side, wears a navy blue, sleeveless, sequined leotard with a blue satin pleated skirt below the silver trimmed, dropped-waistline, white ballet slippers, and white gloves during her dance for the talent portion of the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for Miss Raytown 1973 held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. Silver also outlines the crew-neck collar and the sleeves., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16. Typed label above photograph, "Vicki Lou Bennett 7402 East 56 terr."
Vicki Lou Bennett dances during the talent portion of the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, from her left side, wears a navy blue, sleeveless, sequined leotard with a blue satin pleated skirt below the silver trimmed, dropped-waistline, white ballet slippers, and white gloves during her dance for the talent portion of the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for Miss Raytown 1973 held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. Silver also outlines the crew-neck collar and the sleeves. A large wall in the shape of a top hat of red and white stripes with a hat band of navy blue with white stars is behind Vicki., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Vicki Lou Bennett during the evening gown portion of the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett (16) wears a light pink, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a wide, shiny satin belt with a pink bow at the bottom of the bodice and a pleated skirt with white pumps during the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for Miss Raytown 1973 held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a blue and white contestant number ribbon attached to her gown on her left hip., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett (16) wears a one-piece, scoop-neck swimsuit of which the weaving of the cloth creates a raised diamond pattern and white pumps during the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for Miss Raytown 1973 held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a blue and white contestant number ribbon attached to her swimsuit on her left hip., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16. Typed label below photograph, "New Miss Raytown."
Vicki Lou Bennett during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett (16) wears a one-piece, scoop-neck swimsuit of which the weaving of the cloth creates a raised diamond pattern and white pumps during the Miss America Preliminary Contest, for Miss Raytown 1973 held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a blue and white contestant number ribbon attached to her swimsuit on her left hip., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Vicki Lou Bennett has a big smile during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, who wears a crown, an evening gown, and a navy blue satin sash with the words "Miss Raytown 1973" printed on it, smiles big at a person whose back of their head is in the foreground of the photograph and reaches her right hand up toward her right eye during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. There is a spray of gladiolas on the right side of the picture., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett receives jewelry for winning the title of Miss Raytown 1973 during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, who wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a pleated skirt, and a navy blue satin sash with the words "Miss Raytown 1973" printed on it, sits on a garden bench and looks at a piece of jewelry she holds in her right hand, possibly a bracelet, as she holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. A gentleman is bending from the waist in front of her closing a jewelry box. Teresa Mohr, wearing a crown and a golden dress, stands to Vicki Lou's right and behind the gentleman, pinning the crown to Vicki Lou's head. Another candidate's face is visible to the left of Teresa's face. A trophy is on the bench next to Vicki Lou., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett with the masters of ceremonies during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Miss Raytown 1973, Vicki Lou Bennett, stands next to the Master of Ceremonies during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown, and a navy blue satin sash with the words "Miss Raytown 1973" printed on it. She holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm. The Master of Ceremonies holds a piece of paper in his right hand as he wears a gray/deep blue tuxedo jacket with navy blue buttons and piping around the lapels, navy blue collar, bow tie, and pants. His vest is navy blue with a paisley design. He wears a ruffled tuxedo shirt with navy blue piping on the edges of the ruffles and placard. He also wears black oxford shoes and a boutonniere of a single white carnation on his left lapel., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, from her left side, during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Miss Raytown 1973, Vicki Lou Bennett, from her left side, stands in front of a garden bench and a flower arrangement during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown, and a navy blue satin sash with the words "Miss Raytown 1973" printed on it. She holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, receives her flowers and crown during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Blue Springs 1973, is getting a crown placed on her head by Teresa Mohr, who is mostly obscured by Vicki Lou, and accepting her bouquet of red roses, greenery, and a red bow from a master of ceremonies during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a light pink, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a pleated skirt and a wide, pink, satin belt, a navy blue satin sash, and white pumps. The other contestants are standing at the back of the stage., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, sits by a flower arrangement during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, who wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a pleated skirt, and a navy blue satin sash with the words "Miss Raytown 1973" printed on it, holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She is seated on a garden bench by a flower arrangement as a couple of audience members stand behind her., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, smiles at the photographer during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Miss Raytown 1973, Vicki Lou Bennett, stands in front of a garden bench and statuette during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown, and a navy blue satin sash with the words "Miss Raytown 1973" printed on it. She holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm. There is a trophy on the bench. Also a few sprays from a flower arrangement can be seen on the right side of the photograph., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, starts her victory walk during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, looks to her right as she begins her victory walk during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a crown, a white, sleeveless evening gown with a pleated skirt, a navy blue satin sash, and white pumps as she holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm. Two gentlemen wearing suits stand on the stage behind her. Another contestant in a peach evening gown stands at the back of the stage. Band members' heads are just above the runway., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, takes her victory walk during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, smiles to her right as she takes her victory walk during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a pleated skirt and a wide, pink, satin belt and a navy blue satin sash, as she holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm. The audience can be seen clapping on both sides of the runway., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, takes her victory walk during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, smiles to her right as she takes her victory walk during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown with a pleated skirt and a wide, pink, satin belt and a navy blue satin sash, as she holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm. The audience can be seen clapping on both sides of the runway., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16.
Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973,smiles at the photographer during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
Miss Raytown 1973, Vicki Lou Bennett, stands in front of a garden bench and statuette during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a crown, a white, sleeveless, v-neck evening gown, and a navy blue satin sash with the words "Miss Raytown 1973" printed on it. She holds a bouquet of red roses, white orchid, greenery, and a red bow on her left arm. There is a trophy on the bench. Also a few sprays from a flower arrangement can be seen on the right side of the photograph., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16
silhouette of Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, during the 1973 Miss Raytown Pageant
A profile head shot of Vicki Lou Bennett, Miss Raytown 1973, looking to her left and smiling during the Miss Raytown 1973 pageant held at Raytown South High School in Raytown, Missouri. She wears a pink bow on the back of her head and a crown on top of her head and a blue satin sash., September 23, 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 47, Folder 14 - 16