Mendon May Day— 1930
May Day Fete Planned For 22nd, Mendon— Mendon is looking forward to a gala day for its big May Day celebration, which will be held Thursday, May 22nd under the direction of the Sunday school superintendency. An invitation has been extended to everyone to come and join in the days entertainment. There will be something doing every minute. At 10 a.m. there will be a maypole dance and crowning of the queen after which a very interesting program will be given in the ward chapel. At 2 p.m. there will be a children’s dance, baseball game, races for the old as well as the young. Dance at 9 p.m. in ward amusement hall. The Mendon orchestra will furnish the music.
Annual May Day Festival Attracts Many— One of the best May Day celebrations Mendon has ever had was Thursday. The weather man allowed a good day, and an outdoor program was given consisting of the maypole dance, which was danced by eighteen small girls clad in lavender and yellow crepe paper dresses, directed by Mrs. Julia Muir and Miss DeLone Baker. Miss Marcia Darley was named May Queen. Her consort was Oriel Kidman and attendants were Maxine Stauffer, Orlene Yonk, Gale Kidman, William Longstroth, John Lamont and Wilmer Church. The choir under the direction of Joseph C. Sorensen sang, “Come to the Woodland,” after which the following program with superintendent Edgar S. Hancock presiding was given in the ward chapel: song “The Merry Maids A Maying Went” the choir; prayer, Elmer J. Hancock; selection, Mendon Orchestra; recitation, Betty Maisey; girls chorus; May Day talk, William I. Sorensen; violin solo, Alonzo K. Wood, accompanied at the piano by Miss Leah Ann Wood; comic reading, Lizzie Barrett; duet, Fern and Devere Lamont; saxophone solo, Marcell Bird; harmonica music, Fred Poulsen; accordion music Walter D. Ahrens. At 2:00 p.m. there was a children’s dance in the recreation hall which was artistically decorated in the May Day colors. Races and contests were also features of the afternoon entertainment with a baseball game between Mendon and Newton. The score was nine to four in favor of Mendon. A picture show was held in the opera house [1864 rock church] at 7:30 p.m. Many people from out of town were guests here during the day and also at the grand ball at night which closed the successful day. Music was furnished by the Mendon Orchestra.