Anita Moore and Patti Clarke have still got it.
Decades after roaming the Tennessee Tech sideline as members of the Golden Girl Majorettes, the two returned to Cookeville on Saturday to participate in Tech’s 100-year centennial celebration.
Among the activities, the two marched in a parade, twirled at the Eagle Walk to the stadium, and participated in sideline events during the game in which Tech captured a big win over Austin Peay.
“A lot of people our age don’t want to march in a parade,” said Clarke. “It was my marathon. It was a moment for me. A whole lot of my friends and family members went. My children have gotten a huge kick out of this. They have been posting pictures and video of it, all without my permission.”
Moore was a member of Tech’s class of 1977. Clarke was in the class of 1972.
The group of former Golden Girls spent several month learning the routines, coordinating uniforms, and locating additional past members to include in the performance. The former Golden Girls ranged in age from recent graduates all the way up to 71 years old. Clarke said two Golden Girls participated in the Tech’s 50-year celebration.