Queen Laura Hughes

1919's Queen of the May, Laura Hughes was crowned by her Concort, Durrell Hughes.

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Mendon May Day— 1919

Mendon, May 12th— Mendon will hold their annual May celebration on Saturday May 17th. Miss Laura Hughes has been chosen the May queen with Master Durrell Hughes as Prince Consort. The crowning of the May queen will take place in the morning at ten o’clock a.m., after which will be the maypole dance by the queen and her maids, followed by a May Day program in the ward meetinghouse. In the afternoon there will be a children’s dance, games and races of various kinds, also a baseball game. The days festivities will close with a grand ball in the evening. The Mendon band will be in attendance all day and will furnish the music for the dance in the evening. The various committees who have the celebration in charge are working very hard to make the day a grand success.

Mendon, May 20th— Mendon’s annual May celebration was held Saturday May [17th]. The weather being exceptionally warm and the health of the people in general good. A large crowd was out to enjoy the celebration. Never before was such a large crowd out to enjoy the morning exercises. At ten o’clock everyone assembled at the amusement hall where the beautiful little queen, Miss Laura Hughes was crowned by the prince consort, Mister Durrell Hughes. The maypole which Mendon has long been noted for, was danced by the May queen and her maids and never before has it been dances better. The girls chorus sang “Maying and Straying.” The remainder of the program was rendered in the assembly hall. The girls chorus sang “A Night In May.” Prayer by Mormon D. Bird. Selection “Mendon Band.” Reading Mrs. Leslie Kidman. Vocal solo Loretta Walker. Selection by the “Band.” Prayer by chaplain Mormon D. Bird. The afternoon sports consisted of a children’s dance at 2:00 a.m. At 4:00 a.m. races and games of different sorts. Races for all ages of boys and girls. Pony races and bicycle races, also a concert by the band. The days festivities closed with a dance at night. Music was furnished by the band and under the able leadership of Mr. Seth Baker, they gave us some very good music. In all it was one of the best celebrations Mendon has ever had. Professor and Mrs. Alma N. Sorensen of Logan came to Mendon Saturday to attend the celebration.