WEDNESDAY OCT 30, 2013 - bit late posting on this frosty sunny morning. Better late than never. Interested in agriculture.... come by the Opportunities Complex today at 1:30 to hear more. November 7, 2013 there will be a Remembrance Day Service at the church hosted by Stella Maris School. For more information contact Judy Brazil at the school. And tomorrow is Halloween. Did you know????? 40 Fun Facts About . . . Halloween 1.Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trek mask. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was honored. 2.The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips. 3.Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. 4.The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night. 5.samhainophobia An intense and persistent fear of Halloween is called Samhnainophobia Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween. 6.Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum. 7.The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owls call meant someone was about to die. 8.According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths. 9.The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin. 10.Stephen Clarke holds the record for the world’s fastest pumpkin carving time: 24.03 seconds, smashing his previous record of 54.72 seconds. The rules of the competition state that the pumpkin must weigh less than 24 pounds and be carved in a traditional way, which requires at least eyes, nose, ears, and a mouth. 11.Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year. Have a good day everyone.
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