Right: Traditional fertility symbols. This committee member is wearing the Hat of Fecundity. It is hard to see where the hat ends and the tree begins in this picture, so there is another picture below to provide some clarity.
He is also holding a fertility stick. This stick is placed at the end of the row of mangolds to ward off evil spirits and rabbits. The dangly bits rattle in the wind, and the rabbits do not like this one bit.
The Mangold Hurling Association would like to hear from any older readers who can remember what this stick is called.