The March 13, 1967, Missourian caption under this photo said Approximately 25 members of Alpha Phi Omega, State College service fraternity, spent Saturday clearing a lot north of the Cape Girardeau Civic Center on South Sprigg. Here, Alan A. Urban, Webster Groves, and David Brown, University City, use a power saw to cut up a tree. Others in background are engaged in various jobs. [Nothing like a caption that states the obvious.]
Ugly Man – Miss Beautiful Contest
The work is part of the fraternity’s annual Ugly Man – Miss Beautiful Contest, which last month netted $4,000 for the Civic Center. (You can click on the photos to make them larger.)
APO has raised thousands of dollars
In several years, the fraternity, through this contest, has raised thousands of dollars which have been poured back into Cape Girardeau community service activities.
Money will be used for playground
This year’s money was used to purchase the lot and to buy playground equipment which will be placed on it for use by the participants in the Civic Center’s youth program.
Other Civic Center Stories
I spent a fair amount of time at the Civic Center. Here are a few of the stories
- July 1, 1967 Sock Hop
- February 22, 1967 Dance practice
- August 30, 1967 Baking Contest
- New Civic Center – Shawnee Park Center