By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015
The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club invites the public to its 9thAnnual Old Fashioned Picnic on May 16. (Front row seated, left to rightJ Clesta Manley, Virginia Coleman, Teresa Garrison, Phyllis Lay. Back row standing, left to right: Linda O’Leary, Carole Richmond, Farrell Prater, Susan Coltharp, Ollie Starr, Chief Bill John Baker, Barbara Cooper, Cathie Porterfield, Debra West
The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club’s distinguished Honorary Members, and the Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Chief Bill John Baker, are honored to host guests at the club’s 9th annual “Old Fashion Picnic” on Saturday May 16, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah.
All proceeds will go to the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Cub Higher Education Scholarship Fund. The picnic is open to the public. There will be a hog fry, live music, and Cherokee games competition, such as stick ball, Cherokee marbles, cornstalk shoots, and more.
In addition, the Cherokee Nation Registration will be processing tribal photo IDs. Admission is free, with a suggested food donation of $10. The picnic is sponsored by Cherokee Nation Businesses and Oklahoma Pork Council.
“The object of the club is to preserve the incidents of our associations’ history, customs and traditions of our forefathers and to gather more closely together the scattered and diminishing descendents of those proud families whose names are indelibly inscribed in the history of our nation, state and particularly the Cooweescoowee District,” says Debra West. “We are Indian Women of the Pocahontas Club. We love our Nation’s stories and the histories of our clans. Whether they be sung or spoken, we treasure our tribal legends, the meeting of our group and all our Indian tokens. The pride of our race we will forever cherish, that its history and legends will not perish. For ancient pride of race, this torch we pass to those who come our place to take.”
For more information please call Debra West at (918) 760-0813 or Ollie Starr at (918) 760-7499 or visit their website at www.iwpclub.org.
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P.O. Box 3252 | Claremore, OK