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S E C T I O N 2 Community S TO R I E S A B O U T P E O P L E A N D E V E N T S I N T H E C O M M U N I T Y Hooray, it’s May Woodside turns out for its traditional May Day fete Story by Barbara Wood | Photos by James Tensuan W oodside’s 92nd annual May Day celebration was a lot like the previous 91, and that’s exactly the way the town likes it — a small-town tradition carried on in the traditional way. Once again, the state highway that runs through the center of town was closed on the first Saturday in May for four hours so horses, kids on bikes, marching bands (Woodside High and the silly Los Trancos Woods Community marching bands to be exact), and members of the Town Council and history committee and the Friends of the Library and Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Park, and kids from both local nursery schools could parade from Woodside Elementary School, past the church and the fire station and the library to the parking lot at Canada Corners — and back again. Lots of candy was thrown and costumed kids cleaned up the messes the horses left behind. Eighth-graders stopped in front of master of ceremonies Bo Magnussen to perform excerpts from “The Wizard of Oz,” their See page 35 Top: Jake Escobar swings the hammer at the May Day carnival in Woodside on Saturday. Above: Third-graders at Woodside Elementary School perform in the May Pole dance. On the cover: Ryan Carlsmith pops bubbles as he rides in his soap box derby car during Woodside’s 92nd May Day Parade. Photo by James Tensuan. May 7, 2014 NTheAlmanacOnline.comNThe AlmanacN33

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