Chapter Eight by Frank Katzenmeyer
One of the festivals we did was in the old Curtis Hixon Park downtown Tampa. About a dozen of us met at the club early in the evening to socialize and dance a little. We then made three trips in the Sugar Palm Limo, driving right into the middle of the park dressed in our glad rags and dancing to the band of "Denise Moore and then Some." This gave us an opportunity to hand out flyers to the crowd for promoting the club; after dancing.
Photos were being taken on a regular basis at the club; so small 3x5 frames were available with the Sugar Palm Club Logo on them. They proved to be popular.
-Sugar Palm Souvenir
-Sugar Palm Limo Roxie,
Connie, Debbie, Me, Mack-
-Chics and Daddy Os at
the Entrance of Sugar Palm -
-Tim and Carmen-
Tiffany and Liz were our " MUDFLAP " girls. ( Semi trucks have large mud flaps with silhouettes of girls on them " They emerged from the back office to sit on the rear of the flat bed. spray painted silver head to toe, with only their underwear under the paint. Needless to say, they were a huge hit. The Parade started at 21st.street , around the corner and east on 7th Ave. When we got back to the club we danced on the sidewalk for a few minutes for the passerby and photo opps. Later that evening upstairs, Taylor gave us the good news. The Sugar Palm won first prize of $1000.00 for the Club.
-Sugar Palm Article-
To be continued...