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Community - April 30, 2014

Woodside's May Day festivities set for Saturday

by Barbara Wood

In the spirit of its "Hometown Hero" theme, Woodside's 92nd annual May Day parade grand marshal Elianne Frenkel-Popell will lead the parade on Saturday, May 3, in a Lexus convertible disguised as a "batmobile."

The car will be provided by Bo Magnussen, who is also a parade master of ceremonies.

The May Day festivities will start at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast put on by the Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley at the Woodside Village Church, followed at 7:30 a.m. with registration for the annual 2.25-mile fun run and walk, organized by the Woodside Recreation Committee. Pancake breakfast proceeds go to the Rotary's Larry Wenrick Scholarships.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available at parade check-in in the school parking lot from 8 to 9 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m.

As usual, a royal court of kindergarteners has been chosen at random from the Woodside Elementary kindergarten class. The Woodside Elementary class of 1964 will be celebrating their 50th reunion at May Day.

Following the parade, third-graders under the direction of Kara D'Ambrosio will perform the traditional May Pole dance, and the Woodside Citizen of the Year award will be given in the school's outdoor amphitheater.

A carnival and barbecue, catered by Alice's Restaurant, will run from noon to 3 p.m. on the school grounds.

Race day entry fees for the fun run are $18 for adults and $12 for children 14 and under. A family of four can register for $45.

Local business Emily Joubert Home and Garden, at 3036 Woodside Road, will be having an open house on May Day to celebrate 10 years in business, serving complimentary crepes and champagne after the parade and featuring a photography exhibit by Katherine Westerman.

Kassia Kingsley and Kerri Stenson are the parade chairs.


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