Back in a more casual and relaxed time, back when local schools had sterling graduation statistics, back when an education was fought for and treasured, there had to be some time set aside for leisure activities. Trenton High's "Sports Night" was an annual event that caught the attention of most Trentonians "back in the day." Here's a photo of some of those lovely ladies as the worked hard for the "Red" or the "Black" team.
HI TOM.....SPORTS NIGHT WAS ONE OF THE BIG EVENTS WHEN I WAS AT TRENTON HIGH. IT WAS ONE TIME THE GIRLS HAD A CHANCE TO SHOW THE BOYS THEY HAD THE TALENT TO PERFORM BEFORE A LARGE AUDIENCE. THEY REALLY PUT ON AN OUTSTANDING SHOW AND THE CROWD ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. BEST REGARDS.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
West End Sal said...
Hi Tom: I graduated from THS in 1955 and Sports Night was always a big event. We practiced our dance routines and the athletic events were always a big draw. The costumes were great and the gym was always packed. Sports Night was one of fondest memories.
And, work we did! I was fortunate to be a member of Red Folk Dance Specialty in my junior and senior year in Trenton High. Tryouts were held in the end of October. The lucky few that made specialty knew they had a lot of work before them. We practiced at the school five days a week from 3:30 till 5:00 PM...without exception. As Sport Night approached in the end of March the pace picked up. We had night practices and weekend practices not to mention seamstress appointments as our costumes had to be made. It wasn't only our sweat that we put into this endeavor...it was our hearts and souls. It was truly a magical time when the annual five nights of Sport Night finally arrived. Spirits ran very high. I don't think people who never saw the event could truly appreciate what I feel was a (modestly spoken) first rate show. Top notch. How glorious were those days! I must end this by saying...very loud...very clear...GO REDS!!!
Judy Bingley Staed
A note from Tom: I LOVE BRINGING THESE BITTERSWEET MEMORIES BACK FOR OUR VISITORS!