Mendon May Day— 1955
Mendon Sets May Day —Rain Or Shine— Rain or shine, Mendon will celebrate May Day this Saturday, 10:00 a.m. That was the word today from officials, as they announced that crowning of Queen Kohnie Muir, and attendant ceremonies, are planned for 10:00 a. m. Kohnie will be crowned by her consort L. R. Earl; if weather is good, festivities will be on the church lawn, including a maypole dance. If there are storms, the rites will be moved into the recreation hall. Kohnie’s maids and their partners are: Sheryl Gittens and Bartell Bird, Florene Roundy and Dennis Kidman, Althea Sorensen and Richard Yonk, Barbara Sorensen and Perry Peterson. Flower Girl is Kristine Sorensen, and crown bearer, Randy Kidman. A program follows maypole dancing. In the afternoon there will be a children’s dance, a revue for students of the Waite school, races, games, baseball contest, with a dance in the evening being the concluding event.
Printed May Day Program: Mendon May Day, May 7th, 1955, 10:30 a.m. Queen’s Court: Queen, Kohnie Muir; Consort, L. R. Earl. Attendants; Barbara Sorensen with Perry Peterson, Althea Sorensen with Richard Yonk, Florene Roundy with Dennis Kidman, Sheryl Gittens with Bartell Bird, Rula Ahrens with Kent Hughes. Flower girl, Kristine Sorensen. Crown bearer, Randy Kidman. 10:00 a.m. Crowning of the Queen and maypole dance. Morning Program: Entrance of queen and attendants; song by congregation, “Come to the Woodland.” Prayer, Ross Shelton; vocal solo, Tawna Bartlett; vocal duet, Enid Bird and Jay Larsen; reading, Merlene Yonk; vocal solo, Wayne Anderson; speaker, Mayor Wayne Hiibner; piano duet, Ruth Anderson and Constance Sorensen; vocal solo, Cheryl Olsen; reading, DeVon Dahl; vocal solo, Carl Ashby; violin selection, Mira Baker; vocal duet, Dennie and Eddie Bruderer; remarks, Bishop John O. Hughes; quartet, Marla Kay Kidman, DeVon Richards, Shirley Bingham and Harriet Muir; prayer, Ross Shelton. Afternoon Program: 2:00 p.m., Children’s dance, Waite’s Dance Review. 3:00 p.m., Races and games, ball game. 9:00 p.m., Dance, Clarkston Orchestra.
Picture Caption: Pretty May Queen in Mendon yesterday was Miss Kohnie Muir, fourteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Muir. Kohnie was crowned Queen of the May in traditional ceremonies. She is a student at South Cache High School. Dancing, games, and a program were part of the festival.