Mendon May Day— 1954
Mendon Observes Traditional May Day Festival— Mendon observed its traditional May Day celebration yesterday under blue skies specked with a few, fleecy clouds. Prettily-dressed children performed the maypole dance after Marilyn Hiibner, daughter of Mayor and Mrs. Wayne Hiibner, had been crowned Queen of the May. Louis Frank placed the crown upon her head. T. Kay Sorensen led the large group of townspeople in singing of May songs. The program, which followed maypole ceremonies, included: vocal selection, Susanne Olsen; welcome, Charles Barrett; song, Cheryl Olsen; accordion selection, Joan Wiser; song, Shirley Bingham; reading, Stanley Barrett; violin and piano music, Alonzo K. and Gilbert Wood. Remarks, Bishop John O. Hughes; song Clyde Muir; flute and piano music, Kathryn and Barbara Sorensen. A children’s dance was held in the afternoon. Following a sports program, the evening was devoted to dancing.
Picture Caption: Mendon’s Queen of May— Queen of May Day celebration at Mendon Saturday, is Marilyn Hiibner, daughter of Mayor and Mrs. Wayne Hiibner. Marilyn is a freshman at South Cache High School. Singing of May Day songs begins Saturday at 10:00 a.m., followed by crowning of the queen and the maypole dance. Then there will be a program, and at 1:30 p.m., a children’s dance. A baseball game in the afternoon, and May ball at night conclude the celebration.
Picture Caption: May Day Royalty at Mendon yesterday included these young folks, seated in places of honor. From left are L. R. Earl, Kathleen Anderson, Ann Bird, Bartell Bird, Louis Frank, consort to the Queen; Marilyn Hiibner, May Queen; Harriet Muir, Mark Larsen, Marla Kay Kidman, Jay Larsen, JoAnn Wiser and Lee Graham. Tiny crown-bearers are Tawna Bartlett and Gene Hiibner.