Teenagers Ignore Weather to Enjoy Easter Promenade

by Laurel | March 31st, 2013

14 April 1952

Walking the Drag, April 1952

Walking the Drag, April 1952. From left: Cathy Benis, George Collinson and Dorothy Gonet.

But Older Folks Fail to Appear for Annual Drag Parade

Holyoke’s traditional Easter Sunday style display along “the drag” on Northampton Street, failed to come on with the large crowds of other years when the threat of rain kept many hundreds from joining the parade.

Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather there was an excellent showing of style by the teenagers and the sub-teen set, and those who came out to watch the parade were treated to a gay display of finery which did not fit entirely into the “weather picture.”

Lt. Francis T. McCarthy, head of the traffic bureau who during the past week made elaborate plans for the handling of the pedestrian crowd and vehicular traffic said after the last of the paraders let the street that no serious traffic problems confronted the large squad of policemen detailed to the area and also that there was a surprisingly low number of automobiles in the general area of “the drag.”

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

Wondering if that is actually George Collison in the center in the photo above.

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