Yesterday's Sandy Post headlines
1950 — This time 70 years ago, Sandy Police Department took part in the Strawberry Festival by sponsoring candidate Diane Wolfe, 16, for Strawberry Queen. Similar to the Sandy Mountain Festival royalty, Wolfe and others were paraded around town in convertibles and made several appearances in the Sandy area.
1970 — The Dover Community Association was hard at work this time 50 years ago. Several crews of residents took trucks and tools all around the Dover area, cleaning up their rural neighborhood. Many neighbors saw the task in progress and joined in to help along the way, cleaning all the way up to Shorty's Corner in one Saturday.
1980 — This time 40 years ago, children were anxiously awaiting a visit from the Easter bunny in Sandy. The furry fellow was scheduled to visit Meinig Park the Saturday preceding the holiday.
1990 — This time 30 years ago, Sandy was celebrating the naming the annual Young Woman of the Year. Brenda Foresee, 16, won the title in competition with 19 other girls. As the winner she received a $2,500 scholarship to the college of her choice and an invitation to the statewide pageant, which took place in The Dalles.
2000 — In the spirit of spring warmth, several tiny tots were taking to the local parks to play this time 20 years ago. A Post photographer caught a glimpse of the play in a picture featuring then 15-month-old Dylan Ingram and 2-year-old Dylan Winer in Meinig Memorial Park.
2010 — This time 10 years ago, Sandy was preparing to welcome tourists to the area for the spring and summer. The city was allocating funds to improve the Jonsrud Viewpoint as well as the Centennial Plaza in the center of town.
2019 — Many of Sandy's leaders and business owners were gathered at this time last year for the annual State of the City, hosted by the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce. Sandy Firefighter Chief Phil Schneider and City Manager Jordan Wheeler, at the address on March 27, 2019, gave messages alluding to the fact that Sandy is doing well, but was in a state of transition. This year's event has been postponed indefinitely because of the current health crisis. It will be interesting to see what the message is then.
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