Bluffton University’s annual May Day ceremony is moving to a new time this year—1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2—but its traditional elements remain the same, including the crowning of a king and queen and the Maypole dance by first-year students.
Filling those roles this year are seniors Jeremy Amstutz of Cassopolis, Mich., and Julia Thomas of Springfield, Ohio—the May Day king and queen—and 16 first-year students who will perform the Maypole dance.
Kathryn (Lehman) Harsha and Kirsten Halker-Kratz are giving back to the Bluffton University music department that helped mold them 20 years ago.
Harsha and Halker-Kratz, who graduated from Bluffton in 1995 and ’96, respectively, are returning to campus Saturday, May 2, for a piano and organ recital that will also serve as a fundraiser for the music department. The May Day event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.