Published On: Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012

Ko-la-kv-yi (Big Cove Community) Celebration planned for Saturday

     The Big Cove Community is planning a celebration on Saturday, April 28 from 9am – 3pm at the Park field just past the Cherokee Central Schools on Big Cove Road.  The theme is “Big Cove Stickball Reunion” and all past, present and future stickball players are especially invited to participate. 

     “I’m proud we’re having this and that we have the people in Big Cove that keep our culture and traditions alive,” said Big Cove Rep. Perry Shell.  “It strengthens our culture and heritage, and it also builds a sense of community.” 

     Rep. Shell said he would like to thank the celebration commitee and past generations of stickball players and traditionalists for keeping the culture alive.  “I’m glad our young people and kids get a chance to see it.” 

     There will also be plenty of cultural games for all ages, several tournaments, Big Cove singers and band and other special guests.  Big Cove artists and craft vendors will have works on display for sale, and each artist is donating one art item for a silent auction.  Bidding will start at 9am and winning bids will be announced at 3pm. 

     The event schedule is as follows:

9am – Welcome, prayer, introductions and announcements

9:15am – Lossiah Singers

9:35am – Cherokee Royalty

10am – Games including snap jacks, Cherokee marbles and a bouncy house for the children

10:30am – Immersion Singers

10:45am – Big Cove stickball reunion and exhibition

Noon – Lunch/potluck (meat will be provided, please bring non-perishable vegetable, dessert or drink)

1pm – Horseshoe tournament (t-shirts for first place)

2pm – Cornhole tournament (t-shirts for first place)

3pm – Winning bids announced for silent auction

     Arts and crafts vendors are still needed.  One table and two chairs will be provided.  You will need to provide your own table covering and there is no fee to set up.  It is asked though that you donate one piece of artwork for the silent auction. 

     Everyone is welcome to attend this event.  Info:  Totsie 497-5853

– One Feather staff report

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