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News - May 28, 2021

Around Town

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PALO ALTO ... Palo Alto has announced the winners of the decoration contest held as part of the city's annual May F?te celebration. The event was presented May 1-8 as a weeklong "reverse parade," during which community members were encouraged to put up decorations representing the theme "What a Wonderful World," based on the well-known song performed by Louis Armstrong. The best spring theme award went to Sunshine Preschool on Ross Road, where passersby were greeted with bright paper pinwheels set up near blooming flowers on the lawn and a colorful string of banners, including one with a peace sign. A home on Bryant Street in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood was recognized as the top entry in the culturally diverse category. The residents set up a cardboard globe with a heart at the center pointing in multiple directions and a poster above with the message "Wonderful World Together." Five drawn hands of various colors reached into the globe, including a hand labeled E.T. with four fingers. The people's choice award went to a home on Hamilton Avenue in the Crescent Park neighborhood, where flower leis and a basket of lemons were arranged at the front gate, and a peace sign was posted by the door. The contest winners each received a $100 gift card to a Palo Alto restaurant of their choice. While this year's May F?te celebration starkly contrasted from the traditional march down University Avenue of past years, it was better than last year's cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 event also featured a video of pet photos that were contributed by residents.

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