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Held on the school’s grounds in Castle Rock. Below, fifth grade students dance the Maypole as a way to say goodbye to their years at Prairie Creek Community School.

May Day traditions live on at Castle Rock school

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May 1 was a gloomy, cool, drippy and overcast day. But to the kids at Prairie Creek Community School in Castle Rock, it was another cheerful May Day.

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Since the mid-1980s, Prairie Creek Community School has celebrated May Day the old-fashioned way — by Maypole dancing.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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