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Peter Liebert, of Preston, (center) the founder of the Westerly Morris Men plays the accordion as the men dance a traditional English folk dance atop Lantern Hill at sunrise on Thursday morning to celebrate the arrival of spring which occurred later in the day at 12:57p.m. This marks the 28th year that they have maintained their ritual. Despite heavy rains the night before approximately  forty people hiked through muddy terrain to share the experience.  Unfortunately the sunrise was obliterated by fog but that did not dampen the cheerful spirits of the dancers or the attendees.  Grace White/The Westerly Sun
The Westerly Morris Men danced atop Lantern Hill at sunrise on Thursday morning to celebrate the arrival of spring which occurred later in the day at 12:57p.m. This marks the 28th year that they have maintained their ritual. Despite heavy rains the night before approximately  forty people hiked through muddy terrain to share the experience.  Unfortunately the sunrise was obliterated by fog but that did not dampen the cheerful spirits of the dancers or the attendees.  Grace White/The Westerly Sun (l-r) John Morris, of East Hampton, CT, Louis Terranova, of Westerly, Tim Groome, of Norwich, Ian Patton, of Charlestown, Kurt Hansen, of Mystic and founder Peter Liebert, of Preston, perform in front of a small crowd at the top of Lantern Hill. The Westerly Morris Men danced at sunrise on Thursday morning to celebrate the arrival of spring which occurred later in the day at 12:57p.m. This marks the 28th year that they have maintained their ritual. Despite heavy rains the night before approximately  forty people hiked through muddy terrain to share the experience.  Unfortunately the sunrise was obliterated by fog but that did not dampen the cheerful spirits of the dancers or the attendees.  Grace White/The Westerly Sun Peter Liebert, of Preston, the founder of the Westerly Morris Men, plays the accordion as he is surrounded in fog. The Westerly Morris Men danced atop Lantern Hill at sunrise on Thursday morning to celebrate the arrival of spring which occurred later in the day at 12:57p.m. This marks the 28th year that they have maintained their ritual. Despite heavy rains the night before approximately  forty people hiked through muddy terrain to share the experience.  Unfortunately the sunrise was obliterated by the fog but that did not dampen the cheerful spirits of the dancers or the attendees.  Grace White/The Westerly Sun Peter Liebert, of Preston, the founder of the Westerly Morris Men, plays the accordion as Tim Groome, of Norwich, Louis Terranova, of Westerly and Kurt Hansen, of Mystic dance. The Westerly Morris Men danced atop Lantern Hill at sunrise on Thursday morning to celebrate the arrival of spring which occurred later in the day at 12:57p.m. This marks the 28th year that they have maintained their ritual. Despite heavy rains the night before approximately  forty people hiked through muddy terrain to share the experience.  Unfortunately the sunrise was obliterated by fog but that did not dampen the cheerful spirits of the dancers or the attendees.  Grace White/The Westerly Sun Louis Terranova, of Westerly dances with the Westerly Morris Men  atop Lantern Hill at sunrise on Thursday morning to celebrate the arrival of spring which occurred later in the day at 12:57p.m. This marks the 28th year that they have maintained their ritual of traditional English folk dance.  Despite heavy rains the night before approximately  forty people hiked through muddy terrain to share the experience.  Unfortunately the sunrise was obliterated by fog but that did not dampen the cheerful spirits of the dancers or the attendees.  Grace White/The Westerly Sun The Westerly Morris Men danced atop Lantern Hill at sunrise on Thursday morning to celebrate the arrival of spring which occurred later in the day at 12:57p.m. This marks the 28th year that they have maintained their ritual. Despite heavy rains the night before approximately  forty people hiked through muddy terrain to share the experience.  Unfortunately the sunrise was obliterated by fog but that did not dampen the cheerful spirits of the dancers or the attendees.  Grace White/The Westerly Sun

Westerly Morris Men celebrate spring.


The Westerly Morris Men danced atop Lantern Hill in North Stonington at sunrise Thursday to celebrate the arrival of spring which occurred at 12:57 p.m. This marks the 28th year that they have maintained their annual spring ritual. Despite heavy rains overnight, approximately 40 people hiked through muddy terrain to share the experience. The sunrise was obliterated by fog but that did not dampen the cheerful spirit of the dancers or the onlookers.



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