Archive: Special Event

Oct 15, 2018 - “Pollinators, What Every Gardener Should Know” and Pot Luck    (Cathy Dueck)

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Jun 18, 2018 - On Site Visit to Silver Creek Creations    (Peter and Jane Martell)

Visit to Peter and Jane Martell’s Silver Creek Creations property

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May 21, 2018 - “Square Foot Gardening” and Flower Show    (Gladys Fowler)

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May 19, 2018 - Spring Plant Sale 2018   

Mark this date on your calendars – Saturday, May 19!!! This is the date of our 2018 Plant Sale.


Geranium Brocade Flower

Another fabulous sale is in the works for 2018. Again this year, the location is Omemee Legion on main street Omemee. Doors open at 9am sharp – plan to come early. The sale of plants is usually wrapped up by 11am.


We will have our usual great selection of perennials, vegetables (if all goes well, we will have our tomato plants available again this year,) and of course there are always offerings that are unusual and rare.


Geranium Brocade Cherry Night

Our plants of the year for 2018 are two absolutely gorgeous geraniums! Both plants are heat tolerant and perfect for containers or garden beds – you are going to love them!!These geraniums are good bloomers,but it is their foliage that is going to knock your socks off!! These plants are not readily available elsewhere, so be sure to come early and take some home. I love them in planters – make your containers stand out this year!!


Check back in April – I’ll keep you posted on everything, but especially our wonderful “plants of the year.” Talk soon,

Barb Morrison, (Plant Sale Chair)

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Feb 24, 2018 - “An Edible Landscape” and Pot Luck Lunch    (Cathy Hooper)

Come join us for a Potluck Lunch!!!

Back by popular demand – a Saturday afternoon meeting and pot luck lunch. No night time driving. Join us for some fellowship, laughter and lots of good food!

Please bring your cutlery, plates and mug along with a generous portion of your favourite dish. Tea, coffee & water are provided.

Social begins at 11:30am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.

After lunch, around 1:00pm, enjoy a presentation – Cathy Hooper will share her ideas about creating an Edible Landscape.

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Oct 16, 2017 - “Heritage Trees – Preserving our Natural Roots” and Pot Luck    (Edith George)

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Jun 19, 2017 - “Garden Speak: The Language of Gardening” and Flower Show    (MJ Pilgrim)

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May 20, 2017 - Spring Plant Sale 2017   

Plant Sale Poster

Plans are in the works for our 2017 plant sale!!!!

Once again we will be holding the sale on the long weekend in May, so be sure to mark Saturday May 20 on your calendar!!!

Location is Omemee Legion – this venue worked well last year, and the “enter and exit” turmoil won’t exist! The sale will run from 9am to 11am – come early for best selection, and don’t forget to bring containers for your purchases.

Again this year, we will have three special geraniums! Add in hundreds of perennials, vegetables, shrubs, grasses – another great sale is promised. If all goes well, there should be a great selection of heirloom tomatoes available again this year! I’ll keep you posted!
Keep watching this site for updates – see you on May 20!

Contact me if you have any questions about this event!!! Sale will be held rain or shine (it’s inside) so see you there!

Barb Morrison, Plant Sale Chair



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May 15, 2017 - On Site Visit to Burley’s Gardens   

If you have been to this nursery before, you will know how lovely it is. If you haven’t – then you are in for a treat!

Some of you will remember the Burley’s when they spoke at our February Pot Luck in 2016, and brought in all the lovely tropical plants. Now we are visiting their garden centre.

Marg will speak to us in a large group at about 7. She will tell you about their nursery, her tropicals and some ideas for making fairy gardens. You will then be allowed to wander, and shop. You will see perennials, tropicals, a very large fairy garden display, and possibly some annuals if the weather warms up.

Parking is very limited, so please try to car pool if possible.  We will meet at Trinity Church parking lot at 6 p.m. to load up cars. We will leave at 6:15 sharp.

The address is 2604 Television Rd ( just south of Parkhill)

We will be outdoors so please dress for the weather!!!  In case of really inclement weather, please check your email for a cancellation notice. We hope all will be a go though!
Because of the cool weather, we are asking you to bring your own beverage (possibly a hot one) to warm you up. Also, bring a chair if you want to sit.

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Feb 25, 2017 - “What’s the Buzz? Bee Amazed!” and Pot Luck Lunch    (Joe and Hazel Cook)

Come join us for a Potluck Lunch!!!

All are welcome (bring your own plate/cutlery/mug) and, of course, your favourite dish to share!!

Social begins at 11:30am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.

After lunch, around 1:00pm, enjoy a presentation – What’s the Buzz? Bee Amazed!!  Members Joe and Hazel Cook will share information (and a bit of humour, no doubt!) about their newest passion, bee keeping.

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Oct 17, 2016 - Pot Luck, Summer Successes and Failures   

It is packed full of great food, special awards, intermixed with friendship and laughter. It has been a fun filled year with lots of exciting memories! So don’t miss our end of year pot luck.

Details are below and also in the email sent by Donna.

Please remember that we will be meeting at Trinity United Church!

Social:  5:30

Dinner:  6:00

Presentations: followed by a sharing time

Please bring a plate, mug & cutlery. If you can’t be here by 6:00, come when you can. There is always lots of food and as you know, it takes a while to get everyone through the lines. You are welcome anytime.

Following the dinner Master Gardener Joan Harding will lead us in a discussion of our summer’s Successes and Failures. Bring an idea or a “surviving a drought” tip or true story.  We can learn SO MUCH by sharing our experiences!

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May 21, 2016 - Spring Plant Sale 2016   

Plant Sale Poster


Plan to attend our fabulous plant sale!!!!

Come to the Omemee Legion on Saturday May 21.
Again, we can promise a fantastic selection of perennials, annuals, even heirloom tomatoes (come early for best selection!!!)

Also promised by one of our members are tomato plants that bear HUGE fruits!

This is the only place that you will be able to purchase these tomatoes – where the seeds came from is a secret lol!

Contact me if you have any questions about this event!!! Sale will be held rain or shine (it’s inside) so see you there!

Barb Morrison, Plant Sale Chair



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May 16, 2016 - Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre and Woodland Garden    (Dr Sue Carstairs)

Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre is located at 1434 Chemong Road (Unit #4,) just on the outskirts of Peterborough.

Scheduled is a brief education on promoting turtle conservation and stewardship. Dr. Sue Carstairs, the on-site veterinarian (along with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers,) is dedicated to a comprehensive rehabilitation program. We can look forward to learning all about Ontario turtles, including tips to help turtles keep safe, and what to do if you find an injured turtle. In general, we’ll come away much more knowledgeable about turtles!

We will also tour the on-site Woodland Park (about an acre) which is planted with the environment in mind. Visit for more information.
This will be a very enjoyable evening!

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Feb 20, 2016 - Orchids, African Violets and Air Plants and Potluck    (Margaret Burley)

We are starting off the year with a “Welcome Back” pot luck. Don’t miss out on the fun. Bring your cutlery, a plate and mug and your favourite dish to share.
Social begins at 11:30, and lunch will start at 12:00.

Our speaker, Margaret Burley from Burley’s Gardens, will begin around 1:00. She will be bringing a wide selection of Orchids/ African Violets/ air plants and Carnivorous Plants. This will be a show and tell presentation. The orchids are outstanding with many genera (varieties) to make for a meeting not to be missed. For those interested in African Violets, all are named varieties from mini to standard.

Many of the plants may be purchased at the end of meeting.

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Oct 19, 2015 - Pot Luck, Northumberland County Forest    (Ben Walters)

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May 18, 2015 - Millennium Park Peterborough History    (Cathy Dueck)

We will leave Trinity Church at 5:45 pm, carpooling to downtown  Peterborough.
Tour of Millennium Park to begin at 7:00 pm.

Directions if you are meeting us there:
Millennium Park is located at Water and King Streets. There is a fee  for parking at that location. I suggest you take Charlotte Street past  Water Street and park in the downtown mall shopping parkade on the  left. Parking is free after 6 pm. Walk out onto the trail and go  right. Watch for the fountain. We will meet there.

Snacks will be available but we ask that you bring your own water bottle.



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May 16, 2015 - Spring Plant Sale 2015   

dsc00468-2 Plan to attend our 2015 annual plant sale on May 16. A reminder – we are opening the doors at 8:30 this year!!! Come early for the best selection – we have lots and lots of plants potted up and they are looking good!!! As our sale is a week later this year, there should be an even better selection of strong, large, beautiful plants!!! The sale will be over by 11, or when the plants are gone, so come early!

Hey – it’s the long weekend – buy lots of plants, take them home and plant them!! The location is at the Omemee Curling Club on James Street, as usual. Lots of parking, lots of room and level entry makes this a super location for our sale.

Plants are donated by our members – this means that there are always lots of special, hard to find plants.

dsc00220-2 As usual, we have some specially selected plants available for purchase: for annuals we have a fabulous Euphorbia (Diamond Delight) along with the delightful Superbells Double Salsa.
Our geraniums are White Splash (this plant is ever popular at our sales, so we continue to offer it for you,) Elanos Blue (a double lavender) and Savannah Oh So Orange.

We hope to have our usual great selection of annuals, vegetables, bulbs and tubers, grasses, etc. Again this year we are planning to put our really special plants (rare, unusual, new varieties etc.) on a separate table, and one of our knowledgeable members will be there to answer questions and to guide you. Bring a couple of extra loonies – we will be raffling off a large planter again this year. Last year’s lucky winner was Chantal Barnes.

dsc00454-2 It’s yard sale weekend in Omemee so come on out early Saturday morning. Buy some great plants and browse around at some yards sales (Omemee Lioness is holding their great yard sale at Coronation Hall, which is right around the corner from the plant sale.)

Feel free to contact me if you’d like more information. Oh, by the way, we are always looking for donations of plants – give us a call.

See you bright and early on Saturday, May 16!

Barb Morrison, plant sale chair.

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Feb 21, 2015 - Pot Luck Luncheon, Starting Seeds    (Jill Bishop)

Back by popular demand …. Our Saturday afternoon Pot Luck and Speaker. This event was very popular last year. No night time driving! So come out for some laughter, fellowship and great food! Please bring your plate, mug and cutlery along with a generous portion of your favourite dish. Time: 12:00 Social, 12:30 lunch, 1:30 Speaker

We begin our year with a very timely topic: Starting Seeds. Jill Bishop, manager of the Community Garden Network and owner of Urbantomato, a local heirloom seed company promises to get us energized! Just what we need to get our hands in the dirt again!

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Oct 20, 2014 - A Walk Down the Garden Path and Pot Luck Supper    (James Graham)

This is our Fall Pot Luck. Those who have attended in the past know that this is a “rollicking evening”. Not only will there be great food, good company and lots of laughs BUT this year we have the Past President of the Ontario Horticultural Society as our guest speaker. James Graham is a vibrant and humorous speaker, so it promises to be an entertaining evening! Don’t miss it. Significant others, youth, guests and new members are all welcome at no charge.

Please bring a plate, cutlery, and mug, as well as a generous serving of your special food contribution. We have an extra full after dinner program so Social will be at 5:30 and we will start the buffet at 6:00. This is 15 minutes earlier than last year but we want to leave room for the awards and speaker without running too late! The program will begin at 7:00. (or as soon as we are finished eating)

For this event we meet at Christ Church Anglican on the south side of Hwy 7 just east of the bridge leading into the village.


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Jul 05, 2014 - Omemee Blooms Garden Tour   

Tickets are $20.00 (including a light lunch), cash only please.  Available from Donna Hunter 705-799-6656 or

You may also purchase tickets at the following stores (Cash only):

  • Griffins Greenhouse and Garden Centre – Lakefield (Lakefield Hwy)
  • Butternut Folk Art – Omemee (18 King Street)
  • Gardens Plus – Peterborough (Parkhill Rd East)
  • Avant-Garden – Peterborough (Sherbrooke Street)

14 spectacular gardens within a 20 km radius of Omemee will be featured on this tour. All of the gardens, have been constructed and are lovingly maintained by members of our Gardening Group. The gardens are in 4 areas with 3 or more gardens per area so you can see all the gardens or only some of the garden groupings, as you choose.

There will be many types of gardens showcased including sun, shade, large gardens, “secret” gardens, smaller “retirement” gardens, gardens on the water, and gardens with Koi ponds and water features. You will also see many unusual plants, shrubs and trees, as well as garden art and landscape features. Garden art and plants for sale will be present in some of the gardens.

A light lunch will be available in the historic Coronation Hall circa 1911. Take time to view the gardens at the hall, which were planted and are maintained by our garden (horticultural) group. Be sure to see the iron tree sculpture dedicated to our 19 presidents who have served during our 75-year history. If you wish to pick up your lunch and take it with you, that is also an option.

If you are not already a member of our group, please pick up a rack card (at any of our garden tour sites) It lists all of our future meetings. We would love to have you join us. Guests and visitors are always welcome at no charge. Previous gardening experience is NOT necessary. Our goal is to teach each other and to have fun doing so. We learn together!

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Jun 16, 2014 - On-Site Visit to Garden Plus    (Dawn Golloher)

This meeting will NOT be held at our usual meeting hall. Instead it will be held in the beautiful gardens of Dawn Golloher (Tack) from Gardens Plus
Address: 136 County Road 4, Peterborough, ON K9L 1V6
Phone: (705) 742-5918
Visit Dawn’s site at:

See our May newsletter for more information closer to the date.

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May 19, 2014 - Flower Show, Silent Auction and Slide Show   

This meeting promises to be full of activity, fun and with reminiscing of past events that we enjoyed!

Entertainment: A continuous slide show : “a year in review” activities and highlights of 2013 will be available for viewing near the stage area. It may also contain a few historical photos to highlight the “then and now” aspect.
Flower Show: The first 3 categories in this show will feature the tulips sold as an anniversary fundraiser last fall. These were “Angelique” a pink “peony” tulip. “Spring Green” an unusual green and white striped tulip and “Queen of Night” a black tulip. (See Mini Show #s 1,2, & 3, pg 14 of your yearbook)
Silent Auction: A silent auction will also be included as part of this meeting. We welcome all donations of new or gently used garden related items. More details to follow.

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May 10, 2014 - Spring Plant Sale 2014   

Well, the 2014 plant sale is over, and what a wild three days it was!

On Thursday evening, we set up the tables and got the signs in place.  Many hands make light work, and the plants on the tables were already taking shape.  All day Friday, the volunteers spent their day sorting …

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Feb 15, 2014 - Pot Luck Lunch and “Homes for the Homeless- Taking Care of the Birds and the Bees”    (Cathy Dueck)

We are celebrating our frst meeting of the 2014 season with a Saturday Pot Luck Lunch.
Remember to bring your own dishes, utlery and mug as well as your favourite dish to share.

Cathy’s presentation will begin at 1:30. She is a familiar visitor to Omemee and she always has an enthusiastic and educational presentation. Come along and let’s get rid of the winter blues! Join with friends and fellow gardeners to celebrate a wonderful anniversary and the begining of a new gardenin season!

Be sure to bring a friend! All guests and visitors are welcome!

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Dec 07, 2013 - Santa Claus Parade   

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Oct 21, 2013 - Potluck   

On Monday October 21st, the outside weather was dull and wet but the lower hall of Christ Church Anglican was filled to overflowing with 53 members and guests having a wonderful time. If you stood still and shut your eyes, you would have heard laughter, people chatting, …

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Jul 15, 2013 - Garden Tour   


The Annual Garden Tour was held on our meeting night, and proceeded to the following gardens:


1. Nancy Evans/Perras

2. Barb Morrison

3. Sunny Montgomery, Stillwater on the Lake B&B

4. Steven Charest, Steven’s Landscaping




Beautiful gardens again this year and a beautiful night to enjoy them. …

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Jun 17, 2013 - Flower Show, Silent Auction and Slide Show   

This meeting promises to be full of activity, fun and with reminiscing of past events that we enjoyed!

Happening That Night:
• our Flower Show of late Spring flowers
• a Silent Auction of garden related crafts and other surprises
• a Plant Silent Auction
• a Plant Sale table
• lots of great snacks
• a continuously repeating slide show featuring highlights of our 2012 activities.

See our June newsletter for more details.

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May 20, 2013 - On Site Visit to Greenhouse on the River    (Elyn and Peter Green)

On Site Visit This will be an on site meeting at “Greenhouse on the River”. There will be a tour and a demo of planting a succulent garden and plants for sale. We will be carpooling from Trinity United Church at 5:00. For those who live close, their address is 4115 County Road 32, Lakefield. (, Elyn and Peter Green. Bring a chair.

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May 11, 2013 - Spring Plant Sale 2013   

Our plant sale for 2013 is now over, and what a sale it was!!! At 9 am (when the doors opened) there were approximately 45 shoppers waiting in line!!! Due to the slow cool spring, our quantity of plants was down a bit, but quality was at an all time high. All of …

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Nov 19, 2012 - 2012 Annual Photo Show   

See pg 13 of yearbook for photography details and categories.

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Oct 15, 2012 - Pot Luck Supper   

Join us for this popular night of dining, laugher and awards. Following dinner, our most prestigious awards will be presented. This will be followed by a humorous slide presentation of photos taken at society meetings and outings from Aug 2011 to Aug 2012.

Social Starts at 6:30pm
Bring a plate, mug, cutlery and your favourite dish.

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Sep 17, 2012 - Silent Auction of Special Plant Divisions   

The Silent Auction of Special Plant divisions will be held at our September meeting. Please consider what “special” plant you might be able to pot up and donate for this special evening. We are looking for good sized named plants that are not normally donated to our spring sale. Shrubs, hostas , heucheras, coneflowers, day lilies are a few examples.

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Jul 16, 2012 - Garden Tour of Member Gardens   

Members will meet at Trinity United Church to Carpool to a series of gardens. Maps will be provided at that time. Members of other horticultural societies are welcome. More details to follow.

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Jun 18, 2012 - On Site Visit to Paula Anderson’s    (Paula Anderson)

On Site Visit We have been invited to visit the market and personal gardens of Paula Anderson, from Peterborough Green Up. At our February meeting, Paula introduced us to permaculture as related to improving the vegetables and fruits grown in our gardens. This on-site tour will give us a chance to see how Paula puts her teachings to practical use.
Members will meet at Trinity United Church at 6:15 p.m. to carpool. Directions will be sent out in the May newsletter for those who wish to meet us at the site.

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May 21, 2012 - Silent Auction of Garden Related Items   

This year our Silent Auction will be part of the May Flower Show. We will be asking members for donations of garden related or interesting items that we can auction. Both new and gently used items are welcomed. For those creative crafty members, we welcome your donations of hand made items as well.

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May 12, 2012 - Spring Plant Sale   

Don’t forget to start planning for our 2012 plant sale now! As you plant you seeds, or make your cuttings – please do a few extra for the sale. As you plan your garden renovations for the upcoming year, think about which perennials will need dividing. Put them into pots and keep them for our sale, or contact a member of the group and someone will pick them up. We need your plants!

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Dec 03, 2011 - Omemee Santa Claus Parade   

The end of November brought preparation for the Omemee Santa Claus Parade. Several members got together at the Burritt’s house to create another ‘flower tree’. We expanded part of last year’s theme to create a forest of trees, a horse drawn wagon and of course Santa. The following Friday, eleven people had the …

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Oct 17, 2011 - Pot Luck Supper and “Let’s Be Thankful” Slide Show   

We saw an example of Erika’s photography when she last visited us. This time she is going to entertain and wow us with her presentation of photography put to music. What a great way to end our annual Pot Luck Supper. Sit back, travel the world, and be thankful!

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Jul 18, 2011 - Members’ Garden Tour   

Once again we will spend our July meeting enjoying the beauty of gardens created by our members. The tour is followed by a social time in the final garden. This is a favourite every year! Don’t miss it! Visitors are welcome.

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Jun 20, 2011 - Plant Sale and Silent Auction   

This special fund raising event was held in conjunction with our June meeting and Spring Show. For a first time event, it was also a tremendous success and members voted to continue it again next year!

There was some lively bidding and many people went home with treasures. Thank you to all who …

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May 25, 2011 - 2011 Plant Sale   

A Message  by Suzanne Seryck, Chair Person There is no doubt that Omemee and surrounding area, using the hundreds of plant purchased at our sale, will have beautiful gardens in 2011.

We owe a big “Thank you” to the plant sale committee, headed up by Suzanne Seryck for organizing our wonderful annual event.  …

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May 16, 2011 - Landscaping and Lighting Your Gardens   

*** an on site meeting
This on site garden tour promises to be “enlightning”!!! Steven and his wife are lighting experts and talented landscapers. (They recently completed a project for the Lakefield Hort Society and their members rave about it.) Steven is going to discuss landscaping techniques as well as show unique ways to light up your gardens. Very “enlightening!” Don’t miss this tour!

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