I was a member of a Marching Girls team called Peters Qld in the early 60s. We were officially sponsored by Peters Icecream – our uniforms were white with red trim. We were used in publicity events – appearing on Channel Nine night shows etc.
Our sponsorship was unique at the time. What helped us get the sponsorship was the fact that we were Qld champions and runners-up in Australian champs (winners were a WA team sponsored by Westfarmers!) at a time when marching girls were a huge participation sport. We personally received no benefit except for an ice cream cake for our birthday.
Watch this space as we share the stories of the people who worked on the Peters factory floor. If you or someone you know has a great story please get in contact!