Glen Morris Horticultural Society
GLEN MORRIS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Halloween originates from the ancient Celtic Festival of Sawhain. The Celts lived 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. They celebrated their New Year on November 1. It was a time associated with human death because it was the end of summer and the beginning of a cold, dark winter. The Celts believed that the night before New Year, the boundary between the world of the living and the dead became blurred. They celebrated Sawhain each October 31, when they believed the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. People lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off the dead. Druids, Celtic priests, wore costumes of animal heads and skins and told others' fortunes. People were anxious to hear good predictions about the long winter ahead.
The November edition of our GMHS Newsletter, "Garden Gleanings," has been e-mailed to Society Members and is posted here.
Our Annual Meeting and Potluck is Monday, November 5, in the Robson Community Room at the Glen Morris United Church. Please bring a potluck dish to share as well as dishes and cutlery. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided. We will eat at 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome.
The Executive Members for 2019 will be installed and then I will show a PowerPoint summarizing the events that took place in 2018.
Our Membership Drive will run the month of November. Your $10 membership will help support our work in the community. Thanks so much.
November 2018 Newsletter
by Margaret Fleury
The November 2018 Newsletter is here. Enjoy! Click here