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Poarch preps for 36th annual Pow Wow

By By Janet Little Cooper
Plans for the 36th annual Poarch Creek Indian Thanksgiving Pow Wow are well underway as Tribal members prepare to entertain the thousands of people who will converge on the Tribal grounds Thursday and Friday morning.
"We have many activities planned to entertain and educate visitors about the traditions and culture of the Poarch Creek Indians, and other visiting Tribes," PCI community relations director Sharon Delmar said. "These include the inter-tribal dance competition, Native American crafts, and cultural presentations. For the children we have train rides, greased pig chase, turkey shoot, and a rock climbing wall."
Visiting the many booths set up by vendors, eating an ear of fried Indian corn and watching the many Tribal dances performed through out the day at the Thanksgiving Pow wow has become a tradition for many people over the years.
Another big highlight of the day is the presentation of the Tribal Youth Princess Contest. Female Tribal members ranging in age from elementary to high school will compete for the title of Tribal Princess in each age group.
"This is our 36th annual Thanksgiving Day Pow Wow and I invite anyone who wants to learn more about American Indian culture, specifically the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, to come spend their Thanksgiving with us." Robert R. McGhee, Tribal Administrator said.
Gates to the Pow Wow will open at 9 a.m. each day.