A clear and glorious morning took a turn toward the dark side, which meant the afternoon Midsummer festivities had to move indoors. While guests sang and danced the song games traditionally enjoyed around the maypole, everyone had to imagine the leafy green structure, since it remained outdoors in the elements. Rain did nothing to dampen spirits, however, and a full complement of folks from Sweden and around the region enjoyed their time together. A group of educators from Borås took in the celebration as part of their tour to learn more about Swedish immigration to America.

Text & photos: Valorie Arrowsmith