The Madrona Community Council will sponsor year 41 of Mayfair on May 13.  As in past years, the event begins at 9:15 a.m. at Al Larkins Park where decorated bicycles, tricycles, strollers, etc., their riders, and assorted friends, neighbors, and relatives will gather in eager anticipation for the 9:30 a.m. parade to the Madrona Playfield. Charles and Clown, the Seattle Fire Department, and Blue Thunder will lead the parade.  And this year, more than 45 Girl Scouts from Madrona K-8 will be marching as well.

At the parade’s conclusion, everyone is welcome to gather at Madrona Playfield to enjoy the many events and activities the MCC has planned for the young and young-at-heart.  Cambium’s booth will present the ever-popular Pots for Tots; Harvard Avenue School will provide face painting; Ewing and Clark are sponsoring pony rides.  Seattle Gymnastics Academy is offering fun activities, the Seattle Public Library will be on hand with story reading and books, and Rock Paper Scissors is heading up carnival games. Additional sponsors helping to fund these and other activities include SRG, Lakeview Kids’ Dentistry, Lakeview Orthodontics, Molly Moon’s, and Recology.  In addition, Madrona Grace church volunteers will be on hand spinning cotton candy, Epiphany Parish volunteers will be popping corn.  Food available to purchase that also contributes to the coffers come from St. Clouds, the Madrona Community Council selling hot dogs, and a bake sale.  Both sponsors and on-site sales help to defray costs for publicity, performers, and for obtaining a lot of permits and insurance for the event.

All ages will want to attend the very popular concert in the park by Recess Monkey set for noon.

Many thanks to sponsors of events listed on page __of this issue.  Special thanks to MCC member Barney Mansavage for planning and enrolling sponsors, and to Rob Ward for organizing the many volunteers needed to pull off an event like this that draws hundreds to the park.  Neighbors are warmly encouraged to help offset Mayfair costs by donating via paypal online at or placing a check or cash in donation boxes found at the Madrona Playfield on May 13.  The MCC is a 501(c) (3) organization, and donations are tax deductible.