Kentucky Colonels Have 25th Annual Celebration: Gov. A. B. Chandler, Tvs Art Linkletter Preside at Dinner, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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Kentucky Colonels Have 25th Annual Celebration Gov. A, B. Chandler, TVs Art Linkletter Preside at Dinner CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 3. — The honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels celebrated their 25th annual reunion at a swank and formal "Julep" dinner last night in the Flag Room of the Kentucky Hotel. Gov. A. B. "Happy" Chandler, commanding general of the Colonels, presented a plaque to Anna Friedman Goldman of Anchorage, who was coincidental" celebrating her 25th year as Keeper of the Great Seal. A capacity growd of just under 900 was in attendance to watch the parade of mint juleps, hear negro singers dressed in plantation costumes, danced to Blue Barrons music, and dined on shrimp, breast of capon, on Kentucky ham, and filet of pompano. Harry Lee Waterfield, lieutenant governor, was honored to read the "Colonels Toast," which speaks in part about "a gracious existence in that country of content where slower clocks strike happier hours." The. Governor and Mrs. Chandler led in singing "My Old Kentucky Home." The Governor also announced that the Orders 1958 contributions to 25 Kentucky charities would total 4,200. Art Linkletter, television star and author of the book titled "Kids Say the Darndest Things" presided as master of ceremonies. Part of the proceedings were radiocast.

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