I have been sorting through all sorts of old photos, trying to find out where I can have the big negatives printed into photos and in a big box of things I located a cut out of a story in the November 1,1961 San Bernardino Sun. It had a photo of the newly selected “Miss Running Springs,” 17-year-old Rim High School senior, Donna Goethe. Her two princesses were Rosemary Valenta, 19 and Kay Alvarez, 17.
In addition to attending civil functions the new Miss Running Springs would be competing in other beauty contests throughout the Southland.
A panel of judges selected her to be the queen in a contest held at the Enchanted Forest in Running Springs.