Culver City Fiesta La Ballona Queen

Fiesta Queen finalists -- These ten girls are finalists in the Culver City Fiesta La Ballona queen contest to select five girls to reign over the community celebration Aug. 3-5. They will appear at Veterans Memorial Auditorium Friday night. July 14, when judges will pick the five finalists. From left they are Sally Adler of Westchester; Merry Allison of West Los Angeles; Marie Bailey of Culver City; Sandra Bettin of Santa Monica; Sally Jane Hutchison of Culver City; Mickey Jines of Venice; Doris Turner of Westchester; Barbara McMillan of Westchester; Connie Sue Moore of Culver City; Darlene Bevington of Culver City".

     Posted By: Paul - Tue May 14, 2019
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Regionalism | 1960s

The Fiesta La Ballona is still celebrated in Culver City. I looked up Ballona, because I was pretty sure it didn't mean balloon or baloney. From Google translate, Ballona means ballon. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of ballon is - lightness of movement that exaggerates the duration of a ballet dancer's jump. (Now I wonder if there is a baloney festival somewhere.)
Posted by Fritz on 05/15/19 at 06:23 AM
Yes there is a Baloney Festival in Yale, MI. YALE BOLOGNA FESTIVAL July 26th, 27th and 28th 2019
Check out the Chamber of Commerce site or their Facebook Page
Posted by Steve E. on 05/15/19 at 10:01 AM

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