Do You Remember The Texacos?

by Carroll Lee Ashburn

Gwen Keane of Kilmarnock was crowned Miss Texaco IV by grand marshal Dean Loudy to highlight the annual Spring Festival celebration in April 1964.

Gwen wore number 13 in a contest that featured 13 girls. Joyce Winstead and Ann Marie Wigner were the runners-up.

The festival was held each spring to usher in the Texacos softball season. 1964 turned out to be a good one for the home team as they posted a 35-12 record playing teams from Atlanta, Richmond and Hopewell. They also hosted the California Cuties and…

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