Photo by Mike O’Dell
Robin Gonzales (center with safety vest and bags), a member of the Holbrook Enriching Lives Partnership (HELP) Coalition, prepares to give assignments to those assisting in a city-wide clean-up last weekend in Holbrook.
Photo by Linda Kor
Lilium longiflorum has been long held as a symbol of Easter, and thus is known as the Easter lily. The trumpet-shaped blooms are cultivated under extremely controlled conditions to force the flower to bloom in time for Easter, which is always the first Sunday that follows the first full moon after the vernal equinox. For many, the white flowers symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life. Sometimes called the “white-robed apostles of hope,” some traditions hold that the white lilies grew where Jesus Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in the Garden of Gethsemane. Christians throughout the world will celebrate His resurrection on Sunday, April 20.