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Timber Jills: Lost in Time

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We all know Timber Jim, but what about the Timber Jills?

It’s hard to fathom a dance team for a soccer team, but it happened.

“We were lost in history I guess. I suppose there are worse places to be lost. That is true. We know we were there,” said former Timber Jills Judy Bennett and Brenda Becker.

Judy and Brenda have been friends for years. The two were on the dance team together at Columbia High School in Troutdale.

By the summer of 1981, Judy and Brenda made up half of the Timber Jills. The dance team only lasted one season.

“While the game was going on, we would run through the stadium and try to cheer and get people excited about it. That was our fortay," said Brenda Becker.

Their archive is non-existent, except for Brenda’s Scrap Book, and Judy’s uniform.

Judy’s sweater has been her go-to Halloween costume a time or two in the 35 years since she last wore it at Civic Stadium.

Now, Judy is a physical therapist who has also written a book on Bloody Mary recipes, and Brenda is an accountant in Vancouver.

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