Westbury Steerettes (1970s)

Carol Ireland twirled with the Westbury Steerettes, a drill team in Houston, Texas, in the 1970s. Carol was the team’s mascot in 1973; a twirler in 1976 and head twirler in 1978. Check out the giant pom poms on the ends of her baton in the picture below. Reminds me of roller skate pom poms....

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Winters Blizzards Baton Twirler, 1952

Patsy Bedford Kaufman was a Winters Blizzards Baton Twirler in 1952. This was reportedly the first year the twirlers wore these short costumes, which featured fur trim. Winters is located south of Abilene, Texas and northeast of San Angelo, Texas, so I bet the costume got a little toasty at fall...

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