Queen Mozelle Barrett

1926's Queen of the May, Mozelle Barrett was crowned by her consort, Owen Sorensen.

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Mendon May Day— 1926Mendon May Queen, Mozelle Barrett and Her Consort, Owen Sorensen.

Mendon, April 30th— Our annual May Day celebration will be held Saturday, May 1st, all day. There will be a May queen, consort, maids of honor, and the maypole dance. Dance and sports in the afternoon closing with a dance in the evening, good music, all are invited.

Mozelle Barrett— “There was no flower girl or crown bearer in those days, that was started at a later time.” Mozelle and Owen related the anxious story about waiting for the strawberry ice-cream to come in on the electric train (Utah Idaho Central Railroad) from Logan. This store-bought treat from the Blue Bird Restaurant in Logan, was to be both dessert and the highlight of the queen’s court dinner, held shortly after the May Day program was completed at the yellow brick church. “The Utah Idaho Central, ran right down the center of our current Main Street at that time, there were dirt side streets on both sides of the tracks.” Owen Sorensen was chosen by Mozelle Barrett to be her consort, and had the honor of crowning his future bride, queen of the May.