Washington Manx enjoy 12th Night celebration & send message to oldest surviving founding member

The Greater Washington Area Manx Society held its annual 12th Night celebration, beginning with a qualtagh chasing out the Old Year with a sword and bring gifts of salt, money and peat and ending with a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne. Here the Society poses with a sign for Avril Shipman, the Society’s surviving founding member who celebrated her 95th birthday last week. Other activities included a meeting to discuss events for 2019, announcing the NAMA 2020 plans for Plymouth, MA, and our rambunctious “Laxey Swap”.