2016 Maypole Celebration

After being on hiatus four long years due to Construction of TREE, the Maypole celebration has returned better than ever. The Community Life Committee took responsibility for its revival including selection of a new pole, a place to put it and installation of flowers on top and streamers on it. Then, using bells, drums and whistles, members walked through all three neighborhoods rousting out the residents to participate in the ceremony.

And participate they did, with around 50 community members circling the Maypole to the accompaniment of traditional music played on a hammered dulcimer, bodhran and fiddle. Afterwards, light refreshments were served in the TREE Common House including mead, a honeyed beer popular during the day. A good time was had by all, and the tradition looks promising to continue next year.  Go to  https://youtu.be/vo3b172PHIs for a  brief video of celebration highlights.

Installing flowers on top of pole

Installing flowers on top of pole

Members of the Community Life Committee after installing pole

Members of the Community Life Committee after installing pole

Calling out neighbors to attend the festivities.

Calling out neighbors to attend the festivities.

 

Picking up people as committee goes through the neighborhood.

Picking up people as committee goes through the neighborhood.

Music providers included a hammered dulcimer, bodhram and fiddle

Music providers included a hammered dulcimer, bodhram and fiddle

All ages could participate.

All ages could participate.

 

The idea was to weave over and under the ribbons

The idea was to weave over and under the ribbons