Lewes celebrates May Day with display

Lewes In Bloom donates cornucopia of flowers
May 9, 2023

The City of Lewes is often beautified by the work of Lewes in Bloom. May Day is a complex holiday that began as a pagan celebration of the arrival of summer midway through the spring equinox and has since evolved to a day celebrating the international rights of workers. 

May 1 in Lewes is a time for residents and businesses to celebrate the arrival of warmer temperatures and the approach of the yearly economic boom the city experiences during the summer months. Each year, Lewes in Bloom asks private and commercial property owners to take part in the celebration by hanging baskets of flowers on their doors or placing them on their porches. If the display, containing fresh flowers only, is in place by 10 a.m., it will be judged by members of Lewes in Bloom.

The following businesses and residents were awarded for their efforts:

First-place residential - Debbie and Harry Sheing, 16 DeVries Circle

First-place commercial - Lewes Cycle, 526 E. Savannah Road

Second-place residential - Jakub Konysz, 334 Pilottown Road

Second-place commercial - Fairy Godmother, 103 Second St.

Most original - Edie Bees, 115 Second Street

Honorable mention residential - Sue Crawford, Darlene Regan

Honorable mention commercial - Lewes Oyster House, Touch of Italy, Biblion, Lewes Public Library, Rays Produce, Bramble & Brine

For more information about Lewes in Bloom and the May Day contest, go to


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