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May Day Fete- May 4, 1929 Jacksonville Florida


May Day Fete

Into the smooth, green circle of May, Spring Time dances. Descending the throne, 

she carefully examines the work of her chosen subjects, 

to be sure that there shall be nothing to disappoint her guests.

 Finding everything lovely she beckons the Herald to announce 

the coming of the Queen  and   her   court,

Spring welcomes her Queen and guests, leading them to a 

beautifully prepared throne, where the crowning of the Queen takes place.     

Spring then signals for the court  entertainment  to begin.

Much to her surprise, Spring sees Jack Frost, an unvited guest, 

dancing gaily among the crowd. Hurrying over, she pleads with him to go away. 

When Jack Frost departs. Spring is happy again and the May Pole dancers, 

Rosebuds, Grasshoppers, Fairies, Butterflies and Rainbows are ready to 

dance   before   their  new  Queen.


THE  COURT

Queen                                                                                  Betty  Ball

Train   Bearers                                 Frances   Oltroggie, Julian   Gammon

Maid of Honor                                                                    Margaret Hughes


MAIDS  IN   WAITING

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Mary  Ella  Hedrlck                                                              Polly Walker

Helen Walsh                                                                        Virginia McCaslin

Susan McNeil .                                                                     Augusta McNair

Adele   Youngberg                                                               Hazel  Emory


Garland   Bearer                                                                 Henrietta  Thames

Scepter  Bearer                                                                  Genevieve Estes

Crown   Bearer                                                                   Dorothy   Ann   Sisk

Jester                                                                                  Arthur   Trenary

Flower Girls                                                                       Julia Weed, Mary Ann Attwood

Pages                                                                                  Charles  Juhan,   Jerome  Knauer.   Jr.


Presentation  of flowers to Queen  from Mimosa Circle of the Garden  Club

                            Virginia   Peyton,    Mildred Bates


                              OPENING   NUMBER,   A   MAY   MORNING.   (By  Denza)           

                                                 VIRGINIA   PEACE


                                                 SPRINGTIME

Betty   Hamilton.   Marguerita   Kaufman

MAY POLE

Margaret Martin, Nancy Hughes, Betty MacPherson, Louise Adair, Sidney Adair, 

Beatrice Raiford, Betty Payne, Beverly Haile, Frances Linning, Louise Thompson, 

Louise Burroughs, Agnes Parramore.

                                              ROSE   BUDS

Ruth L'Engle (Leader); Jane Hardacre, Betty Semmes, Elaine Sheftall, Betty Sheftall,

Nova Shei tall, Claire Cashen, Elise Wishar, Hope Wishar, Marjorie Hore, Betty Hartman, 

Mary Let-Rowland. Lois Arnheiter, Marjorie Andrews, Solden Kirby-Smith, Eleanor Mahoney, 

Winifred M. Harry, Dorothy Payne, Eleanor Bayer, Julia Weed, Virginia Clark, Anne Register,

 Mary Scott, Joanne Harper, Barbara Brittain, Jone Hawkins, Martha White, Mary Sandberg, 

Olive Heston, Margaret Triesback, Joan Chiasson, Alice Oldham, Miriam Oldham, Jess McCall, 

Wynelle Gurganious,  Eleanor  Law,   Virginia Boyd,   Carolyn Bennet.

                                                GRASSHOPPERS

Bill Scovel (Leader): Alfred Swann, Gordon Scott Lake, John Edwards, William Kelly, 

William Jones, Jack Matthews, Bobby Rutherford, Sandy Bayer, Charles Brobston, 

Judge May, Robert Carter,   Yardley  Buckman,   Wallace Gurgainous,   Joseph D. Weed, 

                                               FARIES

Becky Lockwood (Leader): Kathryn Register, Jean Holmes, Anne Roess, Martha White, 

Jaunita Nickens, Edna Swann, Katherine Russell, Betty Hendry, Blanche Ulmer, 

Gertrude Robinson,Leginia White, Dorothy Green, Willie Murphy Alderman, Peggy Fretwell,

 Ora Inglish, Mary Ellen McCall,   Babs   MacPherson.   Claire   Johnson.

                                             BUTTERFLIES

Mary Champlain L'Engle (Leader): Evelyn Attwood, Charline Cranford, Marian McCrory. 

Cone Carter. Frederick Gardiner, Nada Coffee, Anna May, Barbara Ramback, Catherine Knight. 

Troy Tibbs, Sallie Tutewiler, Dorothy Gammill, Verna Spofford, Loraine Blanton. Ann Scovell.

Katherine Carroll, Katherine Dempsey, Caroline Reid, Ann James, Dorothy Reid. Betty Cashen, 

Betty Towers, Patricia Pringle, Mary Jane Palmer, Margaret Baker, Winifred Gammanway, 

Estelle Combs, Edith Anderson, Anna Mae Pavey. Claire Cason. Elizabeth Holmes, 

Emma Lee  Johnston,   Anne  Peacock.   Mildred   Davis,   Claude   Anne   Rhodes

                                          RAINBOWS

Mary Elton   (Leader):   Peggy   Palmer, Charles Virginia  Bessen,   Naomi   Marshall,   

Cynthia  Thompson, Shirley  Screven,   May   Ingle,   Margaret   Sanford,    Catherine    Bacon.  

 Margaret   Mason,    Lydia Craig,   Elizabeth   Summerall,   Christine   Gammanway,   

Helen Frances Brown.


                                      JACK   FROST

Arthur   Merill   (Leader);   Arthur  Triesback,   Whitfield   Cave.   Charlie   Towers,   

Waeley   Paxson,   Buddie Harrison.   Al Inglis,   Harry   Douglass,   Jack   Balfe,  

 Al   Oosterhout. 


                                   MAY   DAY   COMMITTEE;


MRS.   CYRIL   C.   COPP,

             President   St.   Helena's  Guild.

MRS.   STRACHAN   BARRET,

             Vice-President St.  Helena's Guild. 

             Chairman   of  May  Day Fete.

MRS.   STRACHAN  BARRET   and   MRS.  E.  J.  ESTES.

             Staging   of  Pageant.  Costume  Designs,   Decorations.

MRS.   PHILIP BALL,  MRS.   BURTON  BARRS,   MRS.   JEROME  KNAUEK.

             Assisting  in  Staging Pageant.

MRS.   PHILIP   BALL,

             Chairman   of  Stage   Decorations.

MISS   MARIE  GRAVES,

             Drawing of Costume  Designs.

MRS.   RALPH   PAYNE.

             Chairman   of   Building   Booths.

                                IN  CHARGE  OF REHERSALS

May   Pole         Mrs.   Hoke   Sisk

Rose   Buds       Mrs.   Dutch   Stanley,   Mrs.   Charles   Grinei

Grasshoppers   Miss  Nettie  Mathers

Fairies                   Miss  Nettie Mathers.  Miss Esther Toomer

Butterflies           Miss L. V.  Swain

Rainbows           Miss   L.   V.   Swain,   Mrs.   Lee   Rowland


                         ST.  HELENA'S GUILD  COMMITTEE


Circle   No.   1—Mrs.   Charles   Mann,   chairs.

Circle   No.   2—Mrs.   W.   M.   Smith.   Ice Crear and cake.

Circle   No.   3—Mrs.   Charles  Folz,   flowers.

Circle   No.   4—Mrs.  Charles Lloyd,  gates.

Circle   No.   5—Mrs.   L.   M.   Henley,  candy

Circle   No.   6—Mrs.  Malcolm  Brafleld, gates.

Circle  No.   7—Mrs.   John Elton,  cold  drinks.

Circle   No.   8—Mrs.   J.   C.   Merrill,   Tea  Garden.

Circle   No.   9—Mrs.   Lee  Rowland,   ponies.

Circle   No   10—Mrs.   W.  W.   Simmons,   grab  bag and  balloons.


                             Programs—Courtesy   of  Evans   Printing Co.

   


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