60th Belle Reunion draws crowd

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60 years of supporting the high school with dance were celebrated by the Bison Belles this past weekend. The celebration started out with the former Belles being honored at the Homecoming football game. The next day, the former Belles enjoyed their time of reminiscing on memories of their drill team days on Saturday at the Belle Reunion.

“I liked seeing all the old Belle talk about their time on the drill team,” Jennifer Dominguez said. “The game was also fun. Getting to dance for them and also defeating Leon made my night.”

On Friday night before pregame former belles reunited on the track.They marched in front of the home side, waving at the crowd as they were recognized. Director Amanda Harter said organizing the reunion took a lot of time and effort.

“It was very fun and chaotic to organize this,” Harter said. “Getting to see the 60th line meet the older ladies, the former Belles, was the most special part of this reunion.”

Former Belle captain Betty Reeder blows her whistle to start the former Belles on their walk around the track. Valles photo

The Belles all enjoyed watching the former belles march as they were at ease. Getting to meet the older belles was a privilege even if they couldn’t move.

On Saturday, there were displays of the former Belles and some uniforms from the past 60 years. The current line of Belles performed three dances for the crowd.

“It was really special to dance for the former Belles,” social officer Ally Smith said. “It made me happy that I was able to honor the tradition of Belles.”