Morris Men dance in spring atop Lantern Hill

The Westerly Morris Men traditional English folk dancing group marks the rising of the sun on the first day of spring Monday, March 20, 2017 atop Lantern Hill in North Stonington. The group, founded over 40-years ago, has been dancing for the spring sunrise for 31-years with only a few years missed due to weather. The group was formed in 1974 and also performs a May Day sunrise dance on the green at Connecticut College. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Westerly Morris Men traditional English folk dancing group marks the rising of the sun on the first day of spring Monday, March 20, 2017 atop Lantern Hill in North Stonington. The group, founded over 40-years ago, has been dancing for the spring sunrise for 31 years with only a few years missed due to weather. The group was formed in 1974 and also performs a May Day sunrise dance on the green at Connecticut College.

Westerly Morris Men Lou Terranova, right, and Ian Patton don their bells as the  traditional English folk dancing group prepares to mark the rising of the sun on the first day of spring Monday, March 20, 2017 atop Lantern Hill in North Stonington. The group, founded over 40-years ago, has been dancing for the spring sunrise for 31-years with only a few years missed due to weather. The group was formed in 1974 and also performs a May Day sunrise dance on the green at Connecticut College.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Westerly Morris Men Lou Terranova, right, and Ian Patton don their bells as the traditional English folk dancing group prepares to mark the rising of the sun on the first day of spring Monday, March 20, 2017 atop Lantern Hill in North Stonington. The group, founded over 40-years ago, has been dancing for the spring sunrise for 31-years with only a few years missed due to weather. The group was formed in 1974 and also performs a May Day sunrise dance on the green at Connecticut College. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Spectators watch as the Westerly Morris Men traditional English folk dancing group marks the rising of the sun on the first day of spring Monday, March 20, 2017 atop Lantern Hill in North Stonington. The group, founded over 40-years ago, has been dancing for the spring sunrise for 31-years with only a few years missed due to weather. The group was formed in 1974 and also performs a May Day sunrise dance on the green at Connecticut College.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Spectators watch as the Westerly Morris Men traditional English folk dancing group marks the rising of the sun on the first day of spring Monday, March 20, 2017 atop Lantern Hill in North Stonington. The group, founded over 40-years ago, has been dancing for the spring sunrise for 31-years with only a few years missed due to weather. The group was formed in 1974 and also performs a May Day sunrise dance on the green at Connecticut College. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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