Ms. Downtown Tacoma

In June of 1978, ten young women representing various downtown businesses vied for the title of Ms. Downtown Tacoma. One contestant would be selected to succeed Catherine Packer, 1977's title holder, who was a University of Puget Sound graduate employed by Jeremy's Restaurant. From L-R are: Jane Treleven of Gunderson's Jewelry, Teresa Harris of Union Bank, Diana Rickbeil of Sandra's Salon of Beauty, Paulette Griffin of Pacific First Federal Bank, Stephanie Rowland of Weyerhaeuser, Yolande Wright of Pacific Bank of Washington, Debbie Burrill of Tacoma Commercial Bank, Jan Coleman of Tacoma Reprographics, Joan Cook of Puget Sound National Bank and Karen Diraddo of Pacific Northwest Bell. Ms. Cook, an investment assistant at Puget Sound National Bank, was chosen Ms. Downtown Tacoma on June 26th at the Bicentennial Pavilion. She represented the Downtown Tacoma Association at various events both in and away from Tacoma.

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