Pleasanton teachers in a drag can-can sketch, 1958 Scholarship Frolics.
From 1953 until at least 1963, the Amador Valley Teachers' Association sponsored an annual variety show to benefit its scholarship fund, which each year was awarded to an Amador graduate studying to become a teacher. These Scholarship Frolics consisted mostly of sketch comedy and musical numbers performed by local fraternal and charitable organizations--as well as students and faculty from the Valley's schools.
Sketch from the 1954 Scholarship Frolics. Ken Scullin at left.
Pleasanton Times, March 11, 1954
Scholarship Frolic Show Slated Mar. 25
Selection of positions in the program for the annual Scholarship Frolic to be presented at the Amador Valley High School Auditorium March 25 will be made at a meeting of the committee and representatives of each participating organization to be held at Amador High tonight.
The Scholarship Frolic is presented annually by the Amador Valley Teachers Association for the purpose of raising funds to be given an Amador High graduate who is to take teacher's course in a college of their choice. Last year's scholarship was awarded to Barbara York, who is now attending Whitman College at Walla Walla, Washington.
The organization presenting the winning skit will be awarded the "Scholly Cup," which they will keep until next show. If an organization wins the cup three successive years it may keep the cup permanently. The cup was won last year by the Druids Circle.
Among the organizations taking part in the program are Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, What's My Line; Druids Circle, This is Your Life; Rebekahs, I've Got a Secret; Native Sons, Perry Como Show; Lions, Drama in Mudville. The Sunol Community Club is also entering a skit.