Jo Ann Johnson Contest Winner
Class of 1969
Contest Win Nothing New For 7 Year Old Princess
Little Miss Jo Johnson, a very pretty blond, self posed youngster of seven years was selected Saturday at the Cranberry Festival In Edaville as the first Cranberry Highway Princess.
There was warm applause when Hal Peterson of New Bedford Master of Ceremonies presented her to a crowd of 450 on Saturday, and again on Sunday to a crowd of about 1,000 persons.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Johnson of Alderberry Road, Buzzards Bay, Jo is in the third grade at the Peebles Elementary School and attends Sunday school at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at Buzzards Bay.
She started taking piano lessons last spring and learned rapidly. She had planned to play in the talent demonstration tomorrow at Edaville, but since it would be difficult to have a piano there, she will do a song routine.
Jo's big sister Sharon, 13, is In the eighth grade at the Bourne Grammar School.
Her father is employed in the Buzzards Bay Post Office and her mother works part time in Tucy's Florist Shop. Both are active In civic affairs.
During the unrehearsed interview on Saturday when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Jo promptly replied a nurse because when people are in the hospital they need help and she wants to be there to help them. She will be introduced again this weekend as the Cranberry Highway Princess and be present when the Miss Cranberry Highway for 1980 is chosen.
Seven years ago when Jo was about one month old she was selected as the best all round baby girl of the year at Tobey Hospital, giving her a fine start for this latest honor.
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