Echo’s From the Past _lowres

The original publication from 1956 reads: '1955 Queen of the Pines, Miss Bernadine Bigner to participate in this year's parade. The third annual Forest Festival will start at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27 with a gigantic parade. In the forefront will be the color guard followed by the 1955 Queen of the Pines, Miss Bernadine Bigner. The parade will consist of many attractive floats, Southeastern Louisiana College Band, Clinton High School Band, Kentwood High School Band, beauty pageant contestants, and a large number of horseman. All activities during the day will take place on the newly developed Forest Festival grounds. The big, free barbecue dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. under the new pavilion. One of the highlights of the program will be entertainment by the always popular Tucker Key. The day's activities will be climaxed by the beauty pageant to select St. Helena's new Queen of the Pines, followed by the Forest Festival dance.'

Each week, we’ll take a look back at photos published in The Echo. The feature photo for this week’s Echo’s From the Past is from the Oct. 26, 1956, edition of the St. Helena Echo.