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Updated: 05/08/2014 02:06:05PM

A colorful community tradition lives on

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Iyanna Pitts, center, waves to one of her classmates, flanked by Emily Garcia, left, and Edith Islas, as the three wait for the the May Pole dance to begin. Other dancers included: Jermaine Cunningham, Diego Enriquez, Elwin Guiterrez-Garcia, Samantha Gramling, Gracy Johnson, Isabella Jones, Adolfo Maldonado-Campos, Hector Marin-Pounce, Karina Moctezuma-Renteria, Franciso Prieto, Jonathan Reyna, Johnny Taylor, Mikalya Thompson and Jose Trejo-Rivera.

Leta Wright, past president of the Fort Meade Historical Society, leads students and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Annika Torres reads "Spring Poem" as part of the festivities last Thursdayy, May 1, at the Fort Meade history museum.

Reide Vaughn offers a reading "May Day" at the annual community event.

Lewis Anna Woodbury Elementary School Title 1 coordinatory Catherine Belcher unties the streamers on the May Pole.

Gracy Johnson goes high and Jose Trejo-Rivera goes low as part of the May Day May Pole dance celebration last Thursday in Fort Meade.

Despite a lot of rain last week, Thursday dawned bright, sunny and comfortable for the 9 a.m. ceremony which included performances by the LAW Sound of the Pride chorus, students from the Fort Meade Child Development VPK class, and a song from LAW second graders as well.

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