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Turner Hall to raise May Tree
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MONROE - Turner Hall of Monroe will honor a European tradition of spring at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6 as part of its Swiss Heritage Series. Following a short Grand Hall concert by the Monroe Swiss Singers, the Männerchor New Glarus and Jodlerklub New Glarus, a Maibaum, or May Tree, will be raised on Turner Hall's front lawn. An ancient custom of primarily Germany, especially Bavaria, and still practiced today, the Maibaum is generally raised on May 1 and is related to signs of spring and marriage.Following the short concert, there will be a procession from the Grand Hall to Turner Hall's outside south entrance, where, accompanied by the sound of alphorns, the 20-foot tree will be raised by woodsman Richard Horn of Brooklyn and his crew.