Monday, October 18, 2010

Jantzen's Centenary Office BBQ

Jantzen’s 100th birthday was celebrated by Portland Staff last month. It was a hot, hot party in more ways than one. The weather was in the 90s, sizzling for Portland. The parking lot was roped off and eight cars from the Flying Eagles A’s Model A Ford Club lined the street. Linda Van Engen, long time employee in the Sample Sew department and her husband Dennis are members and arranged for the car participation. Jantzen employees can be seen wearing red t-shirts with a vintage Diving Girl logo. Both staffers and club members enjoyed a barbeque pot luck. Gift items including centenary mugs, towels and other prizes were a hit but the highlight was a photo shoot with the cars. A select group changed into old fashioned reproduction swims provided by the archive dept.

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