May 5th, 2014 Categories: Crofton News
Crofton May Basket Winners
Our community was the big winner on Tuesday, May 1, when several homes and businesses were decorated with May Baskets as part of Crofton’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. The sun came out just in time, after two tortuous days of heavy rain, and Spring was definitely in the air for May Day in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
May Day celebrations have been a Spring tradition in many countries and cultures on the first day of May for hundreds of years, and they often include dancing, singing, and food. Flowers are the most common thread, however, and baskets of flowers and treats left anonymously for neighbors and friends have given way in this area during recent years to floral baskets displayed by businesses and residents.
Locally, Annapolis is known for fabulous May Baskets displayed throughout the historic district, and you may have read about the successful May Basket fundraiser in the Broadneck area of Annapolis. In Crofton, twenty-seven May baskets were on display in the community’s first official celebration of the day. The event was conducted by Crofton Village Garden Club, who presented awards to non-member residents and businesses.
Second and third place ribbons were awarded, as well, and many other beautiful May Day baskets could be seen from the street as you drove around the community on Tuesday, including several by Crofton Village Garden Club members, who were not eligible for awards. I hope you had a chance to do that!
Many thank to everyone who participated and made a May Day memory that your entire community could enjoy.
Photos by Margaret Woda