LEEWIND: Annual Sadie Hawkins Day proved to be a gala event
LEEWIND is a weekly series by the Lee Clarion featuring a story from our archives to celebrate Lee's Centennial.
Oct. 1968—"I did too catch you," "You don't play fair," "Give me a chance," "I'm tired of running," and "Are you believing Brenda's outfit?" were some of the utterings coming from the mouths of Lee Collegians Thursday, Nov. 7. Chase Day was the name tagged on this gala day. Students were seen everywhere dressed in various types of hillbilly attire, running around campus, wearing white or maroon dolls. The sixth annual Sadie Hawkins extravaganza had begun.
Each year, Sadie Hawkins is sponsored by Upsilon Xi. This event gives the girls a chance to ask a boy of her choice to enjoy her company on Sadie Hawkins Day, this year the date being Nov. 8.
Even though the air was cool, spirits were warm and singing could be heard resounding from the haywagons as they jogged their way to the destination. At the journey's end couples were greeted by warm fires and music furnished by The Wayfarers, Sonny Whitt, Jim and Kerry McPherson. The Wayfarers furnished an enjoyable mixture of music during the program. Other entertainment included an accomplished trio consisting of Sandi Hitte, Darla Newton, and Carol Turner. The Armpits were there to add their usual type of flavor to the program, singing a few hillbilly songs and an original rendition entitled "Sweat Perspiration." A Bill Cosby skit was brought to life by Marty Brown. Another enjoyable vocal part of the program was furnished by Dwane Fulks, making his debut that night. Doing an excellent M.C. job was Roosevelt Miller. He also lead the group in a few folk numbers.
A great time was had by all. The Men of Upsilon Xi are to be congratulated for furnishing to the campus a time when everyone can let their hair down and appreciate some open air entertainment furnished by their fellow collegians and a romantic moonlit ride in an old fashioned haywagon pulled by a modern jeep.