Lake community celebrates 50 years of Pomona Reservoir during Corps’ open house

Former 1964 Miss Lake Pomona Queen candidates Nancy Failor, Phyllis Neilson and Sandra Thornbrugh, this year’s Little Miss Pomona Remington Dewey and Miss Pomona Brittany Larson, and retired Pomona Lake operations manager David Green were honored guests at the Corps’ open house Sunday.

In the final official event of Pomona Lake’s 50th anniversary celebration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held an open house Sunday, with three of the 1964 candidates for Miss Lake Pomona Queen attending. Those candidates included Nancy Failor, Lyndon, Phyllis Neilson, Vassar, and Sandra Thornbrugh, Quenemo. Judy Mason Koch was crowned as the 1964 Miss Pomona Lake Queen, but was not present for Sunday’s open house.

Also gracing the event were the 2014 Little Miss Pomona, Remington Dewey, and Miss Pomona, Brittany Larson. The two were presented their titles during a pageant organized earlier in the summer by a Pomona Lake marina.

The community was invited to be a part of the open house by bringing memorabilia and memories, and the Corps of Engineers displayed information that has been collected over the 50 years of the project.

For more information about Pomona Lake’s 50th anniversary, click here.

Photo thanks to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pomona Lake.


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