Queen Louise Muir

1948's Queen of the May, Louise Muir was crowned by her consort, Fred Larsen. Mendon has always held the "ice breaker" city celebration. Smithfield with Health Days and Richmond's Black & White Days follow in quick succession… then the rest of the Cache Valley cities over the course of the summer.

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Mendon May Day— 1948Mendon May Queen Louise Muir and her Consort, Fred Larsen.

Mendon May Day Festival Is Saturday— Mendon’s traditional May Day celebration is planned for Saturday, May 1st under direction of the Sunday school superintendency, Earl Buist, Rulen Ladle and William Longstroth, Jr., assisted by officers and teachers. General plans for the festival were announced today as follows: at 10:00 a.m., there’ll be crowning of the May Queen, Louise Muir, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Muir, by her Consort Fred Larsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orval J. Larsen. A maypole dance by twenty-four little girls, directed by organist Mozelle Sorensen, Ruth Shelton and Clara Leishman, follows. There will be a chorus under supervision of T. Kay Sorensen, chorister. These features will be on the spacious lawn, followed by an interesting program in the ward chapel. Afternoon activities will begin at 1:00 p.m. There will be a trap shoot, sponsored by the Mendon Wildlife Federation; a livestock show by members of 4-H clubs, and a children’s dance at 2:30 p.m., followed by all kinds of races for all ages under direction of Douglas Shelton and DeMont Walker. The day’s festivities will end with a grand ball at 9:00 p.m. when the queen and her consort and attendants will reign. Music will be furnished by the Newton Orchestra and the public is invited.

Cache Valley Celebrations Are Outlined— The County Relations Committee of Logan Chamber of Commerce has outlined a calendar of public celebrations and events to take place in Cache County during the season and assigned various members of the committee to be present as the official representatives of the committee and the chamber. The committee will have copies of the calendar mailed to all the Logan business and professional men to keep for reference and a reminder to attend all the events as far as possible. The first event of the calendar is May Day at Mendon tomorrow, Saturday, May 1st. Chairman Reed Bullen of the committee will attend as the official representative of the committee and the chamber.