The Young Entertainers left for Orlando on August 25th, stopping overnight
in South Carolina, and stayed at The Floridian, a small but luxurious hotel across the street
from Wet 'n Wild (see photos, below) and within minutes of Walt Disney World and other parks.
The group returned home on September 3rd.
The group performed at Maynard Evans High School in Orlando and at Winter Park
High School in Winter Park. There was also taping for a TV special at locations like the Elvis
Presley Museum and Xanadu. A scheduled performance at Sea World was cancelled when
a hurricane forced the park to close. During the hurricane, however, some members of
the group performed in the lounge at The Floridian, filling in for the scheduled singers, who
were unable to get there.
The cast included ---
plus, these support people
Ruth Ann Handley
In addition to the performances, the highlights of the trip included Rich teaching everyone
to break dance, Leon and Paul wrestling in the pool, the guys from the local high schools
gathering in the lobby waiting for a glimpse of the nine attractive young women in
our group and, of course, the visit to Wet 'n Wild.
The biggest highlight, however, came when Ruth Ann Handley accepted Brian Conover's
proposal during this visit to Florida. They were married a year later.
"California Girls", performed by Paul Burnley at Maynard Evans High School.
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