Chantal was one of the friends at the slumber party April had to celebrate her 10th birthday, in April of 2001. I don't think she was seen before or since. Chantal had the distinction of being the only girl who had kissed a boy, and the other girls pressed her to share every detail. In case you are curious about looking up the strips at the strip catalog, they are ID numbers 8986 through 8991. What strikes me about Chantal is that, to me, she looks kind of like a blonde version of April, though with a different nose.
Not only did I not mean to dress them up like waitstaff (white tops and black pants), I actually meant to match Mike and Lizzie's night clothes as shown in the current strips. Oops.
A shout-out goes to forworse. Her comment about the first babysitter shown in the strip--Karen--growing up to be Becky's mother got the wheels in my brain going about other babysitters growing up to be the mothers of April's peers.
This is supposed to be what happens right after the strip that originally ran on 2/16/1981 (to find it at the search catalog enter the text follow it in the "punchline" search field). I am gambling on Lynn reprinting this strip, but I've been wrong about these things before and expect to be again.