Mendon May Day— 1977
Picture Caption: They’ll Reign at Mendon May Day Activities— Lisa Bird will be crowned as Mendon’s May Queen Saturday morning at the start of Mendon’s May Day activities. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bird of Mendon. In the queen’s court will be Annette Yonk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Yonk; Nicole Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowen; Jolene Bodily, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ned J. Bodily; Sherri Porath, daughter if Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones, and Mary Jean Barrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Barrett. The girls are all juniors at Sky View High School.
Printed May Day Program: Mendon May Day, May 7th, 1977, 10:30 a.m. Queen’s Court: May Queen, Lisa Bird; Consort, Ricky Maurer; Flower Girl, Loni Bird; Crown Bearer, Gregory Taylor. Maids of Honor with Partners: Nicole Bowen with Steve Shelton; Annette Yonk with Nathan Cheney; Jolene Bodily with Steve Croft; Sherry Porath with Clayton Cheney; Mary Jean Barrett with Michael Lloyd. Dance and Song Directors: June Bowen, Judy Shelton, Julie Kidman, Carolyn Baker and Nola Murray. Maypole Accompanist: Debera Larsen. Maypole Dresses: Carolyn Baker and Nola Murray. Traditional May Day songs led by Betty Bartlett. The 38 Maypole Dancers for 1977—
|Mary Ann Shelton||Heather Barrett||Laura Hansen||Heidi Doolittle|
|Kelleen Hansen||Velva Bennett||Jeannie Yonk||Rebecca Whitney|
|Monika Muir||Jennifer Cheney||Anita Cheney||Jennifer Hansen|
|Jessa Watkins||Gina Markey||Jody Helms||Nancy Myers|
|LaNa Bodily||Tammra Thompson||Camille Hardman||Anjanette Hart|
|Jennifer Lewis||Amy Watkins||Kelli James||Anissa Buxton|
|Leisa Thompson||Jill Fonnesbeck||Tresa Wursten||Rebekah Cheney|
|Heidi Whoolery||Nanette Murray||Sandra Baker||Jennilyn Quinlan|
|Kristine Myers||Kristen Larsen||Shauna Bodrero||Valarie Hudson|
|Denise Muir||Kristie Bird|
May Day Program: Mendon Ward Chapel. We welcome you to our May Day festivities and especially welcome our former queens. We hope you will enjoy the day with us and have a good time. Introduction of Queen’s Court, Betty Bartlett; speaker of the day, Merlin Yonk. Afternoon Events: Children’s races 1:30 p.m.; Explorer softball game, 2:30 p.m.; commercial softball game, 4:00 p.m., Baker-Barrett vs. Saltern Construction; married and single game for those who didn’t get in any of the previous games, 5:30 p.m.; Mendon dairy Princess Program, 6:30 p.m., in the cultural hall; May Day dance, 8:30 p.m., music for the dance will be by “Music of Aspen” band. Following the program and throughout the afternoon, home made food will be for sale. Under the direction of the Sunday school officers and teachers. Thanks to all of you for making this a successful day, Max Baker, Dennis Kidman and Paul Murray.
Water Fighters Celebrate Mendon May Day— A young Mendon water warrior gets hit squarely in the head with a water-filled balloon during Mendon May Day festivities Saturday. Among the events which took place on the Mendon town square were the crowning of the Queen of the May, the May Day program, children’s games and races, the traditional tug-o-war, and explorer softball game, the Mendon dairy princess pageant, and the maypole dance. Music for the event was furnished by the “Music of Aspen.”