gladwin county contestants

The above photo is similar to one that ran in the Gladwin County Record in February 1966. It depicts the young women competing to become Miss Gladwin County 1966. Lois Alward was selected in a program at what was then the “new” Beaverton High School gymnasium. That building is now the Beaverton Elementary School.  The Gladwin County Ice Carnival at that time was held in different locations around the county. In 1966 it was on Ross Lake in Beaverton.  Eventually, a Carnival Grounds was established adjacent to Wixom Lake in Billings Township, and the festivities centered there for many years. The Gladwin County Historical Society is always looking for more photos from the Ice Carnivals. Please contact Bob Frei if you have photos to share. Discussions and photos can be shared on Facebook at the Gladwin County Historical Society facebook page