By Jackie Nelson
May baskets and a maypole sprouted at Schowalter Villa on May 1, with the celebration of the first Hesston Intergenerational Committee May Day celebration.
“This is another fun event for children and elders. You don’t typically see May Day events any more,” said Intergenerational Committee Chair Megan Kelley.
Dwight Roth, also on the Intergenerational Committee, said the event was not only a way to strengthen intergenerational relationships but a way to break out of everyday life.
“We are celebrating and sharing the miracles of spring. In this day and age, I feel like sometimes we don’t celebrate enough,” said Roth.
The event also became a family affair for Roth, as his sister, Mary Leader, traveled from Pennsylvania for the May Day event.