Marsia Kolich and another runner up during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich, a runner up in the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event, wears a pink long-sleeved evening gown with silver-sequined patterns on the bodice and a crown. She stands to the right of another runner up in a sky blue sleeveless, evening gown, a wrist corsage, and a crown. Another contestant wearing a white evening gown and a corsage on her left shoulder stands behind them on the stage. Two band members can be seen on the back of the stage watching the pageant. The female band member, wearing a red pantsuit, leans her head on her hand as she leans into an amplifier. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich and others dance during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Miss Independence Princess Pageant runner up, Marsia Kolich, wearing a pink, long-sleeved evening gown with a silver bodice and a crown, as she dances with an escort wearing a gray leisure suit and a white shirt with a white embroidered wide collar, during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Two other contestants can be seen dancing with their escorts behind Marsia with their backs to the photographer. A man in a yellow suit jacket can be seen sitting at a table in the background. A man stands on a stage in the background and a bouquet sits on the floor at the base of the stage., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich dances during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Miss Independence Princess Pageant runner up, Marsia Kolich, wears a pink, long-sleeved evening gown and a crown as she dances with an escort who is wearing a gray leisure suit and a white shirt with embroidered wide collars, during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Two members of a band are visible on the stage behind them., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich dances to her left during talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich, wearing a green jersey dress slit up the sides with a matching wide belt worn at the empire waist level with a silver sequined buckle, faces to her left and looks back over her right shoulder as she dances during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant, 1974, held in Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Her left foot is blurred from movement., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich leans to her right as she dances during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich, wearing a green jersey dress slit up the sides with a matching wide belt worn at the empire waist level with a silver sequined buckle, leans to her right while holding her left hand up by her chin as she dances during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant, 1974, held in Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich looks over her left shoulder while dancing during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich, wearing a green jersey dress slit up the sides with a matching wide belt worn at the empire waist level with a silver sequined buckle, faces to her right and looks back over her left shoulder as she dances during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant, 1974, held in Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich reaches for the sky during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich, wearing a green jersey dress slit up the sides with a matching wide belt worn at the empire waist level with a silver sequined buckle, reaches her right arm straight up in the air and her left arm straight to the left as she puts her left leg in front of the right while dancing during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant, 1974, held in Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich smiles wearing an evening gown during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich wearing a pink, empire waist, chiffon, v-neck evening gown with a silver sequined bodice and pink pumps, turns her head to smile down and to her left during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant, 1974, held in Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich smiles while wearing a crown during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich wears a crown and a light blue slip-type evening gown with spaghetti straps and a camisole bodice as she looks down to smile during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant, 1974, held in Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich snaps her fingers as she dances during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich, wearing a green jersey dress slit up the sides with a matching wide belt worn at the empire waist level with a silver sequined buckle, snaps the fingers of her left hand in front of her face as she crosses her right leg in front of her left while dancing during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant, 1974, held in Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Marsia Kolich walks to her right during the Miss Princess Independence pageant
Marsia Kolich walks to her right wearing a pink, empire waist, chiffon, v-neck evening gown with a silver sequined bodice during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant, 1974, held in Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell begins her victory walk during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich, points the way for Miss Independence Princess Pageant, Sheryl Cruwell, to begin her victory walk as another runner up stands to Sheryl's left and smiles. Marsia wears a pink long-sleeved evening gown with a silvery bodice and a crown. Sheryl wears a sky-blue long-sleeved evening gown with a white keyhole panel on the bodice the continues up to form a turtle neck collar. The straps of a red velvet cape are visible around her shoulders. She also wears a crown and a "Miss Independence Princess Pageant" sash as she holds scepter and a trophy. The contestant to her left wears a sleeveless, sky-blue evening gown, a wrist corsage, and a crown. A man's hand holding a bouquet of roses and greenery are visible on the bottom left corner of the photograph. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell being crowned queen during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, smiles at the photographer from behind Marsia Kolich's right arm. Marsia Kolich's hands are lifted high as if she has just finished placing the crown on Sheryl's head. Marsia's arms obscure her face. Another contestant's back is to the photographer as she is kneeling in front and to Sheryl's left side attaching the "Miss Independence Princess Pageant" sash to Sheryl's dress. A master of ceremony stands to Marsia's right holding a bouquet of roses and greenery in his right hand. Sheryl holds a trophy in her right hand. She wears a sky blue evening gown. The arms loops of a red velvet cape are visible around her shoulders. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell gets help being awarded Miss Independence Princess Pageant
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, looks down at a scepter and laughs as another contestant hands her a trophy and a sash. They both wear sky-blue evening gowns. Another contestant, Marsia Kolich. Stands to Sheryl's right and adjusts her crown. She wears a pink evening gown. A master of ceremonies is mostly out of the photograph on the right side but holds a bouquet of roses and greenery in his right hand. A couple is visible in the background to the left of the photograph. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell receives an envelope from the master of ceremony during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell wears a sky-blue evening gown, a crown, a sash, and a red velvet cape with fake fur edging during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event. She lifts her right hand to hold a piece of paper along with a master of ceremony to her left who wears a white suit jacket and cream colored pants and a boutonniere. Marsia Kolich is standing to his left wearing a pink evening gown. Jean Hausheer is to Marsia's left wearing a white, pink, and blue evening gown and holding a bouquet of roses and greenery. Another contestant is to Jean's left wearing a pink sleeveless, evening gown. Six more contestants wearing evening gowns and another master of ceremony stand on the stage behind them. Two members of the band and band equipment can be seen behind everyone on the stage. A man in a power blue suit stands to Sheryl's right with his right side to the photographer looking at Sheryl's and the master of ceremony's hands. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell receives congratulations during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, wears a sky-blue evening gown, a crown, a sash, and a red velvet cape with fake fur edging while she holds a bouquet of roses during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event. She lifts her right hand to touch the shoulder of a woman to her right who is turned toward her to offer her congratulations. The woman looks to her left at Sheryl while she wears a sleeveless sky-blue evening gown. To her right stands a man with a mustache who wears a plaid suit jacket, white pants and white shoes. to Sheryl Cruwell's left stands a master of ceremony who wears a white jacket, a boutonniere, and cream colored pants as he holds a microphone in his left hand. To his left is Jean Hausheer who holds a trophy and papers in her right hand and a bouquet of roses and greenery in her left arm. She wears a pink, white, and blue sleeveless, evening gown as she looks at Sheryl. Several contestants, including Marsia Kolich wearing a pink and silver evening gown, stand behind them on stage as well as another master of ceremony and members of the band. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell turns to her left to receive congratulations during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, wears a sky-blue evening gown, a crown, a sash, and a red velvet cape with fake fur edging while she holds a bouquet of roses during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event. A woman to her right is turned toward her to offer her congratulations. The woman looks to her left at Sheryl while she wears a sleeveless sky-blue evening gown. To her right stands a man with a mustache who wears a plaid suit jacket, white pants and white shoes. To Sheryl Cruwell's left stands a master of ceremony who wears a white jacket, a boutonniere, and cream colored pants as he holds a microphone in his left hand. To his left is Jean Hausheer who holds a trophy and papers in her right hand and a bouquet of roses and greenery in her left arm. She wears a pink, white, and blue sleeveless, evening gown as she looks at Sheryl. Several contestants, including Marsia Kolich wearing a pink and silver evening gown, stand behind them on stage as well as another master of ceremony and members of the band. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Six beauty contestants stand in front of gold drapes wearing evening gowns
Six contestants stand in front of gold drapes wearing evening gowns during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Farthest to the left, the contestant wears a navy blue, long-sleeved, empire waist evening gown with white lace across the chest and up to ruffle about her chin gathered by a blue collar over the lace. A stripe of lace is on each sleeve from just above the elbow to the wrist. To her left, the contestant wears a crown, a corsage of a white carnation and some greenery, a navy blue empire waist evening gown with spaghetti straps and large leaves printed on the dress of red, blue white, yellow and green. Lapels overlay the top of the bodice. To her left, the contestant wears a crown, a corsage of a white carnation, and a brown evening gown with a lace jacket that ends just under the bodice of the dress and has long, bell sleeves. To her left, the contestant wears a crown and a red evening gown with spaghetti straps and red feathers across the top of the bodice. To her left, the contestant is wearing a sky-blue evening gown with a sequined inset waistband and a sweet heart neckline as well as a crown. To her left, Marsia Kolich, also a runner up, wears a crown and a light blue slip-type evening gown with spaghetti straps and a camisole bodice., 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4