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Former Mathews May Queens invited to festivities

Former May Queens from any Mathews county school, past and present, are invited to be honored during this year’s inaugural May Faire, to be held on Mathews Court Green on Saturday, May 6.

The queens will be recognized at the beginning of maypole dancing and the queens who sign up in advance will be given daisy wreaths to wear as crowns, organizers said.

May Faire is a public day of festivities, vendor booths and entertainment with a historical theme, and is sponsored as a fundraiser by the Mathews County Historical Museum, now in formation.

As a nod to the county’s history and elaborate May Day celebrations at local schools during the 20th century, the former Queens of May will be included in ceremonies, said museum chair Sandy Warhol.

“Whenever we mention the maypole dance to someone, a broad smile appears on their faces. We are so pleased to be bringing back to Mathews this period in time. We are indebted to the Bayside Youth Ballet for their commitment and crea...

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