50 years ago this week Baxter Springs was celebrating the honorees of the prestigious Holly Ball awards. In December of 1967, Shannon Meek was crowned ideal girl, and Lennie Skye ideal boy. The couple was crowned at the "Holly Ball", sponsored by the Kayettes and held at the Youth Center. Shannon was a junior and Lennie a senior. Candidates were selected by the Kayettes and the final selection was voted on by the high school students.