|Laurel and Michelle|
The Druids opened the festival Friday evening at sundown by lighting the sacred fire, which was to be tended and kept burning throughout the Beltane celebration. The weekend was marked with several ritual events. One of the highlights was the May Pole celebration. My young cousins both enjoyed participating:
|May Pole participation|
|My young cousins|
|Eric and Laurel|
Interesting factoid about Texarkana: The Texas side of the town resides in a dry county; the Arkansas side does not. After spending the last eight years in Nevada, the whole concept of a "dry county" was very odd to me. You can imagine my dismay when we went to buy some wine on the Texas side where we were staying, and found that we could not. Fortunately, Miller County, Arkansas did not hold to that archaic idea, and my consternation was short-lived.