Queen Julia III
Miss Julia Peel, Rutherford Tenn., Queen of 1937 Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival.
Daughter of Grover C. Peel and Nell Brown Pearce. Her parents are interred at Rutherford Cemetery.
In 1940 Julia was a Government Secretary at Bakersfield CA. I think she may have come back to Tennessee. A Julia Sharp Peel married James O. Barker on April 8 1951.
June Louise Thweatt of Humboldt was selected as "Miss Dixie" in 1936 at the Memphis Cotton Carnival Mid-South Beauty Revue.
She was the daughter of John Wilford Thweatt and Annie Delle Warmath. Miss Thweatt died at the very young age of 22. She and her parents are interred at Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt.
You just have to feel sorry for Alvin Hassell Jr. He was born on the first day of the first festival and was known ever since as the "Strawberry Festival Baby." He was the son of Alvin D. Hassell Sr and Mary Nell Scott.
There is so much information in the Festival Program that I hope to add to this page over time. Advertisements, articles and more pictures will be on the way.