During the Fall season, many look forward to cool nights, the falling of leaves, apple cider, and football. While Ubarians enjoy all of these things, we enjoy one Fall festivity more than any other – dressing up and making a mockery of ourselves. Annually, this takes the form a bacchanalia that has come to be known as the Halloween Hootenanny, now in its third year.
Held on October 26, 2014, Prophets come from miles around (and even surrouding States, no less) to celebrate with the Prophets of Ubar. Special guests included Prophets from Islam Grotto in Pittsburgh, Azim Grotto in New York City, and Abaca Grotto in Fredericksburg, VA. However, the most important part of this event is the welcoming of new members into the Realm during the Ceremonial of the Order. This time around, we were happy to iniate three Prophets into our mysteries, bringing total membership in Ubar to 107! All of this was accomplished under the watchful eye of our District Deputy, Pro. Victor “Why you gotta be like that Boo?” Mann, of Azim Grotto.
The other big news from the event was the nomination of officers to serve our motley crew for the next year. These include the following:
Pro. David “Rough Road Ahead” Labagh – Monarch
Pro. Pete “Evil Pete” Ruggieri – Chief Justice
Pro. Mark “Do I really have to clean up after Pete?” Mattern – Master of Ceremonies
Pro. Teddy “Yes, I’ll still be a Trustee” Sizemore – Trustee
Pro. Doug “Greasy Fingers” Harms – Treasurer
Pro. Seth “Doesn’t Know How to Say No” Anthony – Secretary
and the following for the office of Venerable Prophet:
Pro. Shaun “Spooner” Sponagle
Pro. Jeff “Il Duce” Fulton
Pro. Jack “The Chief Turtle” Harley
Pro. Jay “Sure, I’ll Run” Laser
During our November meeting, we will hold elections and see who makes the cut!
Thanks again to everyone for a great weekend and we look forward to next year!