August 2014 - Point Prim PEI
Gar Gillis is the creator of Hannah’s Bottle Village. He was inspired by Mount Carmel, the bottle village up west. He named it Hannah’s Bottle Village and he said that his Uncle Linwood had a summer cottage on PEI and his granddaughter, Hannah, spent a lot of time on the island, so he named it after her. Actually, each building in the bottle village is named after a relative. The first building built was the church. It is named after youngest grandson, Noah.
There is no admission charge, but donations are being collected for the IWK children’s hospital in Halifax.
The last thing to be built was the gate, named after step granddaughter Peyton.
The second building to rise was the Sydney’s General Store, named after granddaughter, Sydney.
The fourth building to be built was the imitation “Annalee home”.
Number six is JR’s Tea Room, named after late Mom, Jesse Ross, who apparently always had the teapot on.
The fifth building was named after his Dad and former lighthouse keeper, Norman Gillis.