One of the
most eye-catching sights in any parade or competition is the appearance of the
"Girls in Pink", the Stardusters All-Girls Corps of Pompton Lakes, N.J.
Organized in 1963 with only 15 members,
this outstanding Corps today has a membership of 103 plus more than 20 adults
who donate many hours of their time to keep the Corps functioning; American
Legion Post 235 and Elks Lodge 1895 are the Co-sponsors.
As members of the Liberty Color Guard
Circuit the Stardusters held their first annual "Cavalcade of Stars" contest
March 20, 1964 at which the Little Falls Cadets took first place. The entire
contest was filmed on sound film.
A busy parade season followed; Al Friedman
became the Quartermaster, "Uncle Joe" Farrell took over the Business Manager's
job, and the ever-smiling Gene Dellay handled the Directorship; Carol Jackson
was Drum Major with Sandy Dellay being Asst. Drum Major; Color Guard Captain
was Patty Hess.
In 1965 and 1966, the Stardusters were
busier than ever before, and in 1967 they won the Liberty Color Guard Circuit
In 1968, the Color Guard became the
Circuit Champs for the second consecutive time.
the people behind the phenomenal success of this Corps: Director Gene Dellay;
Business Manager Joe Farrell; Quartermaster Al Friedman; Instructor on Horns
Mike DelVecchio; Beginner Horns Jerry Cannata; Drums Jim Nargiso and Tony
M&M Mike DelVecchio; Color Guard Gene Dellay.