Poarch Pow-wow draws crowds

Published 1:03 am Monday, November 29, 2004

By By Arthur McLean
The Poarch Creek Indians celebrated Thanksgiving Thursday in vibrant style as they held their 34th annual Pow-wow.
This year, two days of festivities were packed into one. The tribe hosted over a thousand visitors and nearly 100 arts and crafts and food vendors.
The highlight of the Pow-wow was the intertribal dance and dance contests.
This year, Poarch hosted the Philadelphia Choctaw Tri-community Dancers and Oklahoma Creek Stomp Dancers.
Tribal drum groups including Medicine Tail and Tribal Spirit provided the music for the dance competitions.
As in each year, the new tribal princesses were also crowned. The new princesses for this year are Samantha Miller, Elementary Princess; Malory Young, Junior Princess; and Tamanique McGhee, Senior Princess.
Crowds didn't seem to be affected by the cooler weather and breezes, lining up for roasted corn, competitions and ringing the dance ground with hundreds of spectators while still more crowded the vendors' booths.

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