Mendon May Day— 1994
Ward Bulletin Announcement: May Day 1994 will be held on Saturday, May 7th, at 10:00 a.m. on the town square. Practices for the Maypole dance will begin Monday, March 28th. They will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays off the bus at the church. All girls from 1st through 5th grade living in Mendon and Petersboro are eligible to dance. There will be an information meeting for the mothers on Sunday, March 27th, at 4:15 p.m. in the Relief Society room at the church. We will give out information about the dresses, etc. If you need more information please contact Kim Willie. Come welcome Spring and celebrate 130 years of tradition!
Ward Bulletin Announcement: May Day is coming! There will be an information meeting for all the mom’s next Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in the Relief Society room. Practices for the Maypole dance will begin on Monday, March 28th. All girls from first through fifth grade that live in Mendon and Petersboro are eligible to dance. Practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays off the bus, at the church. For more information please contact or call Kim Willie.
Mendon City Council Meeting— Hannah Walbridge was drawn as May Day queen. Amanda DeGasser was drawn as alternate.
Mendon Readies For May Day— In its regular meeting Monday, the city council announced Hannah Walbridge will be the May Day queen for this year’s celebration on May 7th. The council also voted to attach a room to the Mendon Station Restaurant to be used as a community building. Council member Dennis Obray said the attachment will be paid for with fund-raisers, with a goal of $200,000 for the project. Obray pledged $1,500 at the meeting to kick off the fund-raising.
Ward Bulletin Announcement: May Day— There will be an information meeting today at 4:15 p.m. in the Relief Society room for mothers regarding the maypole dance. Practices will begin tomorrow off the bus at the church. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information please contact or call Kim Willie.
Ward Bulletin Announcements: May Day— In honor of Mendon’s 130th May Day celebration, we would like to display any special items that you have on past May Days, such as dresses worn by former queens, crowns, photos or any other special items that you might have. We are also looking for former maypole dancers dresses from past years. If you would be willing to share any of these items with us, please contact Jenae Jepsen or Sandy Austin. May Days Past— I need help to make a history book of past years May Day royalty and activities. Does any of you have any old pictures or newspaper clippings or programs. etc.? I am trying to put together a historical collection of past years to display for this 130th year. It will then be placed in the Mendon Ward Library for public review and copies. The years before 1964, 1975 and 1987 are missing from the present collection of programs. Everyone please look and share anything that you may find at all. I will make copies and return all your originals to you Your help and cooperation are really needed for this worthwhile project. Please contact June Bowen as soon as possible. Thank you.
Ward Bulletin Announcements: May Day Mom’s— Please hem the streamer and return it this week. May Day Dance— The annual May Day Dance will be held Friday, May 5th, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Those fourteen years and older only please. Families of the court are invited. The floor show will be at 10:00 p.m. Dresses, shirt and tie, No Jeans!
Mendon City Council Meeting— Sandy Austin reported on the May Day celebration plans. The city clean up will be Wednesday, April 27th and on Saturday April 30th. Treats will be provided.
Mendon/Petersboro— Little League Baseball registration will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday on the town square during the May Day celebration. Major League tryouts will be Thursday and Friday at 6:00 p.m. on the ball diamond. For more information, call Charlene Johnson or Neal Jackson.
May Day Queen Crowned; Traditional Events Planned— Hannah Walbridge, seventeen, daughter of Kathleen and Tom Walbridge, Mendon, will be this year’s queen at the 130th Mendon May Day celebration. Adam Schroeder, seventeen, son of Mary Lou and Don Schroeder will be the queen’s consort. Twenty-eight other high school juniors from Mendon will be in the queen’s court. The celebration begins with the crowning of the queen at 10:00 a.m. Following the crowning, fifty-eight young girls will perform the traditional maypole dance; a talent show will follow in the Mendon LDS church. Afternoon activities include children’s games an auction, a film “The Wellsville Kid” and the food stand will be open throughout the day.
Mendon Celebrates Its 130th May Day— Beginning with the crowning of the queen at 10:00 a.m. Following the crowning, fifty-eight young girls will perform the traditional maypole dance; a talent show will follow in the Mendon LDS church. Afternoon activities include children’s games, an auction, the film “The Wellsville Kid” and the food stand will be open throughout the day.
Mendon Celebrates May Day— Mendon celebrates its 130th May Day Saturday, May 7th. This years May Day queen is Hannah Walbridge, with Adam Schroeder recognized as the queen’s consort. The public is invited to the May festivities beginning with the crowning of the queen at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Following the crowning, fifty-eight young girls will perform the traditional Maypole dance; a talent show will follow in the Mendon LDS church. Afternoon activities include children’s games, an auction, a film, “The Wellsville Kid” and a food stand will be open for refreshments.
Printed May Day Program: Mendon May Day, May 7th, 1994, 10:00 a.m. Queen’s Court: May queen, Hannah Walbridge; Consort, Adam Schroeder; Flower Girl, Holly Morgan; Crown Bearer, Spencer Leishman. Maids of Honor with their Escorts: Amanda DeGasser with Cody Morgan; Missy Bradshaw with Joshua Kirk; Andrea Hansen with Nathan Wilcox; Carrie Thompson with Alan Sorensen; Leslie Jansson with Brian Cressall; Jennifer Jensen with Brad Taylor; Deneil Murray with Scott Johnson; Carrieanne Nye with Bryan Randall; Michelle Olsen with Shane Krebs; Lori Olsen with Steven Bohm; Janice Blood with Adam Helpingstine; Amy Croshaw with Jeff Peterson; Jennifer Krebs with Brian Kraus. Assistants to the Queen’s Court: Linda Hudson, Kathleen Walbridge and Rhyll Croshaw. Maypole Dance Instructors: Kim Willie, Norma Myers, Kristi Olsen, Mozelle Sorensen, Laura Morgan, Karine Cressall, Patty Taylor, Claudia Larsen, Elva Maughan, Shauna Shelton and Doreen Taylor. Maypole Dance Dresses: Susan Anderson and Kaye Taylor. May Day Chorister: June Bowen Maypole Dance Accompanist: Mozelle Sorensen. The 58 Maypole Dancers for 1994—
|Chelsey Moore||Laura Kerbs||Latisha Coon||Leslie Willie|
|Lisa Ferrara||Megan Maughan||Hailey Ferrara||Amanda Anderson|
|Meleece Cheal||Christina Jansson||Jodilyn Gordon||Elysa Kidman|
|Darci Larsen||Blaire Fonnesbeck||Cali Wilcox||Amanda Hardman|
|Tabitha Goodsell||KaDee Larsen||Kristi Woodbrey||LaShel Porath|
|Lisa Zobell||Leia Larsen||Shelbi Carriedo||Erin Hofler|
|Megan Smith||Shalice Groll||Kami Cressall||Christy Cressall|
|Emily Taylor||Melissa Taylor||Janna Willie||Sara Kirk|
|Alyssa Shelton||Taya Hill||Laila Samhouri||Megan Moosman|
|Melissa Yonk||Ashley Archibald||Jessica Wood||Suzanne Lindbloom|
|Latisha Moosman||Katy Cheal||Heidi Nelson||Ehren Berrett|
|Nicole Gordon||Eliza Walbridge||Cathryn Spring||Cayli Fletcher|
|Claire Gibbons||Bethany Gordon||Mara Miller||Heidi Bowen|
|Carrie Hardman||Jessica Miller||Rachel Baker||Jennifer Miller|
|Leann Roundy||Amelia Jackson|
Morning Activities: The grand entry and seating of our May queen, Hannah Walbridge; welcome by ?; congregational song, “Straying and Maying;” crowning of our May queen, Hannah Walbridge, by her consort Adam Schroeder on the lawn by the gazebo; congregational song, “Come to the Woodland;” maypole dance, three poles tied simultaneously. Program in the Chapel: Master of ceremonies, Max Baker; chorister, June Bowen; accompanist, Mozelle Sorensen; introduction of the queen’s court, Max and Carolyn Baker; song, maypole dancers; opening prayer, Ruth Morgan; congregational song, “Come to the Woodland;” presentation of the queen’s award, Mayor Earl Doolittle; remarks by the May queen, Hannah Walbridge; song, “Once In Awhile,” queen’s court; May Day speaker, Kristine Sorensen Groll, former May queen and a great granddaughter of Isaac Sorensen— founder of Mendon May Day; song, “Wild Montana Skies,” Steve and Rhyll Croshaw; closing prayer, Ross Shelton. Afternoon Activities: Children’s games, 12:30–3:30 p.m., on the south soccer field; “The Wellsville Kid,” 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., [a locally produced film staring local residents] at the Mendon Fire Station, this showing is a fund raiser for the new Mendon City building; auction, 2:00 p.m., with professional auctioneer Kelly Berezay. As a fund raiser for the new city building, there will be a drawing for a fine quilt after toady’s auction. Tickets will be available from noon–2:30 p.m. for only $1.50 each. Your support is appreciated!; soccer game, 3:00 p.m. The food stand will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thank You and Notes: During the Day— There will be a Little League baseball sign-up for the minors, majors, and etc., this afternoon on the town square; A table will be setup on the square, to sell copies of the new and revised Mendon Community Directory. They will be available for sale following toady’s May Day program; There will be a May Day memorabilia display and a slide show; A display of previous May Day programs and newspaper clippings form years past. A fun treat for your memory!; A special thanks to Jenae Jepsen and Teresa Myers for their work on gathering old May Day memorabilia and the slide show; Appreciation is extended to June Bowen for the hours she has spent in collecting and displaying the historical programs and information of May Days past; We appreciate the return each year of those former residents and members of prior queen’s courts and maypole dancers. Welcome home, and enjoy the day!; We would like to thank the Mendon first and second ward youth and their leaders for helping with the cleanup of the city square, food stand and our city streets; Thanks to the Mendon second ward Young Men and Young Women for the refreshments at the dance. And to the Mendon first and second ward Mia Maids for helping with the decorations for last nights dance; And thanks to all the many more who have helped make May Day a success again this year! Community support is what has made the Mendon May Day such a rich and lasting tradition. May Day Committee: Sandy Austin, chairperson; Kim Willie, maypole dance; Jenae Jepsen, May Day program; Mercedes Clemensen, children’s games; Ken and Pam Buist, food stand; Christine Helpingstine, publicity; Rodney J. Sorensen, program and printing.
Ward Bulletin Announcements: May Day— Yesterday, was simply wonderful, we appreciate all of the fifty-eight lovely young girls that braided the maypoles, the May queen and her court, and all of the leaders and those that worked so hard to continue this ongoing Mendon tradition. Thank you one and all.
Picture Caption: Mendon May Day— Eight-year-old Heather Anderson, along with her brothers Stephan and Brent play on the jungle gym Saturday at the town square in Mendon. They are the children of Kathy and Brian Anderson of Logan. The family was in Mendon to watch the May Day festivities.
T. Kay Sorensen— Then of course there was May Day. You all know about how dad loved May Day, I never could figure it out. On May Day, he always came up form the barn fast, not like on reunion days. He must have had something special to do on that day. But that was the day, he used to say, “He was happy as a big sunflower, on May Day.” He did love May Day. If you ever wanted money, go to dad on May Day, because you could get plenty. I think Mendon will carry May Day on.