My mother, Annette Urban Sobczak, was a Detroit native. In 1960, not only did the glass slipper fit, she was chosen as Cinderella! Could we expand on the tradition in some way? We have some photos and I would love a chance to preserve a piece of her memory.
Sarah Sobszak Spoljarick
The Detroit Times, August 17, 1960
AS THE STORY GOES -- Prince charming finds his Cinderella by means of a glass slipper. Here it's Mark Nardini, 10, Annette Urban, 9.
Blond, blue-eyed Annette won out over 6,347 other little Detroit girls in the Central Business District's annual Cinderella search and yesterday was crowned a princess.
The pretty 9-year-old was picked for the princess crown from among 87 finalists who each tried on Cinderella's glass slipper at the Bank of the Commonwealth.
Annette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Urban, of 6897 Edward, was crowned by Prince Charming, Mark Nardini, of 456 Bayside.
The princess will receive a back-to-school wardrobe and will be guest of honor at a luncheon Monday at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel.
Afterward she and Prince Charming will share a carriage ride to the old city hall where Annette will reign over a fashion show opening Back-To-School Week."
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