Second Annual Merrymount Mayday
This year's Kettle of Fish Morris Ale was a great success, especially the final stand at Merrymount on Maypole Hill . We danced the morris, wove the Maypole, led the audience in Sellenger's Round and the Padstow Day Song and Hal an Tow, and applauded Dr. Jack Dempsey's dramatic reading of the Poem that Morton composed and nailed to his Maypole, which was 80 feet high and crowned with buckshorns. We had a goodly number of the good people of Quincy, who are pleased to see the Maypole return to Maypole Hill. Advance publicity was excellent this year, with feature articles in Wicked Local Quincy , the Patriot Ledger and the Boston Globe . Today's Patriot Ledger carried a great article with a full photo spread.