Photograph of two members of local Boy Scout Troup raising a flag at the opening of Cleveland Elementary-Junior High School in 1953. A crowd of people is gathered to the right, one of whom holds a sign reading "Kiwanis Club". Principal E. D. Balch of this school and Cleveland ISD Superintendent Frank E. White stand in the bed of a truck to the left. This building would become Southside Elementary after a new high school was built in 1956, Junior High was moved to the previous high school building and Northside Elementary was already open in 1953.
Photograph of cars driving in the Cleveland Santa Parade. The car in the foreground has a logo on the side that advertises the Flower House and reads, "We telegraph Flowers". Stores in the background include Texas Jewelry, T. C. Hill Insurance, and Lack's. On the left is the Farmers State Bank and United Gas.
Photograph of Cleveland High School Royal Braves Band led by Ass't Drum Major Jackie Carter followed by Twirlers Jimmie Lynn Longbotham, Glenda Dishongh, Myrdeth Longbotham, Janie Roberson & Margie Grimsley. Behind them, Drum Major Doris Thomas leads the band. A small group of spectators watches from the side of the road.
Photograph of a Santa float during the Cleveland Santa Parade. There is a man dressed as Santa Claus waving towards the crowd and two young children on the float. Sweet's Barber Shop and the Smart Shoppe can be seen behind the crowd watching the parade.
Photograph of a car during the Santa Parade in downtown Cleveland, Texas. The car shows the logo "Cleveland Kiwanis" and is on the corner of East Houston and Travis Street. The Farmer's State Bank and Texan Theater, playing Call Me Madam, can be seen in the background. There is a crowd of people congregated by the side of the road near the Super Value Grocery.