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Garden Club given a magical, mythological and multi-theistic look at trees in Great Bend

Iva Behrens, left, and Delores Grose, members of Great Bend Garden Club, discuss the memorial plaques located in the club’s cemetery rose garden. Names can be added as memorials to individuals by contacting Grose at 620-792-4466.

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Sixteen members of Garden Club were recently treated to a fascinating journey through the way the world has envisioned one of our most beloved plants, trees.
During her program, President Nancy Swafford presented an interesting look into the magical and mythological role trees have played in the world’s fantasy literature, stories and movie dramas where trees are brought to life and given human characteristics. She also provided an intriguing insight into how trees have been often a part of the worship of a great variety of religions, from the early Celtic druids and other primitive peoples who actually regarded ...

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