Canal Days is almost here and that means a big parade. And one of the big draws of any parade is the marching units, whether it is a band playing or a unit twirling batons, waving flags, or dancing their way down the parade route. One such group that was present at many parades in the 60’s and 70’s was the Golden Girls.
According to information provided by Doris Buettner, the Delphos Golden Girls Parade and Drill Corps was formed under the direction of Cheri (Turner) Tussing in September of 1967. It consisted of twirlers, ages 3-16, from Delphos and the surrounding area. Within a few years, the group had grown to over 100 members and so a separate senior division of 25 girls ages 12-16 called the Flash-Ettes was formed.
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