CLEARWATER, Kansas -- It's homecoming season around Kansas, and one school is taking time to honor the homecoming queen from 1942.
When Leila Anderson was named homecoming queen of Clearwater High School, money was scarce because the depression had taken its toll and World War II was raging.
So, instead of a glitzy tiara, her crown was made of cardboard and decorated with hard candy instead of jewels.
Today, Leila was surprised with a real tiara.
"Today at Clearwater Village, we would like to present you with a real homecoming crown," said Karen Van Allen, the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Clearwater Village.
The current Clearwater High School homecoming candidates were on hand to present Leila with the crown and flowers. They also decided to give her the queen's sash that was going to be given to one of them during the Friday night football game.
"I didn't dream anything like this would happen," said Anderson.
The presentation to Leila was supposed to happen at Friday night's game, but because of the colder weather, they moved it inside.