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Bridal showers, 1956

Posted on July 25, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

A bridal shower given for Janet Turner in May 1956 in Lexington. Joan Overstreet, left, was the hostess for the shower. Turner’s wedding to David Frederick was to take place June 9 at Church of Christ in Lexington. A wedding announcement in the May 23, 1956, Lexington Leader said Tanner would entertain her bridesmaids at her home six days before her nuptials, followed by a spinster dinner the following day. A luncheon was held in Tanner’s honor June 6 and the rehearsal dinner was to be held June 8 at Colonial Inn. According to the announcement, previous events for the wedding included a Coke party, a miscellaneous shower, a china and silver shower, and a personal shower. Herald-Leader File Photo

A bridal shower was given for Velma Gray of Paris in May 1956. Gray, standing at right, was to be married to John Elsner on June 9 at Lexington’s Christ the King Church. Published in the May 29, 1956, Lexington Herald. Herald-Leader File Photo

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