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This Day in History (1955): Tip-Toe through the Tulips

Young singers perform in Dhahran theater.

This Day in History (1955): Tip-Toe through the Tulips

From the June 15, 1955,  edition of The Sun and Flare

Members of Dhahran's Junior choral group rehearse "Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with Me," of the popular selections on the program slated for Saturday night in the Dhahran theater.


In the photograph (back row, left to right) are Carol Clark, Diane Armstrong, Leanne Furman, Margaret Singelyn, Merrily Sheets, Gladys McWood, Ann Thelhelm, Linda Fitzhugh, Jean Windecker, Suda Proshaka, and Jerry Christopherson; (front row) Susan Shenck, Carole Vandenbarre, Karen Belcher, and Hope Ackerman.


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