I love looking at the ads in the old yearbooks. I came across this one and don't remember seeing any others like this one. It says,"Congratulations, to the Graduating Class of 1969 from the Graduating Class of 1976." Wallace Spencer's 5th grade class at McRae Elementary School in Searcy AR sponsored the ad.
My understanding is that the ads are paid for by businesses or individuals who insert them so I can't help wondering whether the teacher paid for it or whether the kids went out and raised money for it. It is an interesting look at history. The girls all have on dresses. I remember when girls in Searcy schools could wear pants ONLY when the temperature reached a required freezing degree. Then when it warmed up the girls had to go back to dresses.
I also remember when that dress requirement was removed. I had a daughter in school at the time and it was time for them to get back into dresses after a cold snap. One of her classmates complained to her mother about having to put dresses on again after wearing pants. Her mother (bless her heart forever and ever) told her the rule was ridiculous and sent her back to school with the pants on. That courageous lady and her daughter broke the dress code!!!!! It definitely needed to be broken because at the time mini-skirts were the style, the shorter the better so it seemed.
But back to the picture......perhaps some of you will know some of the kids in the ad and can tell us more about it.....and about Mr. Spencer, probably a very popular teacher!