By ROBERT JUMPER
ONE FEATHER EDITOR
The Cherokee Indian Fair committee meeting was held on Monday, July 20. Those in attendance were Chris Watty, Mariah Mahan, Frieda Huskey, Lisa Frady, Angela Hull, Angela Hernandez, Josie Long, Warren Dupree, Faye Pheasant, Nikki Nations, Mollie Grant and Joe Redcloud.
The first topic of discussion at the meeting was the junior pageants. Times for the pageants have been moved to earlier in the evening on all days of competition. Final timing of the pageants within the schedule will be announced at a later date. Fairgrounds Supervisor Frieda Huskey announced that there will be a special picture area created off stage to allow friends and family to take photos after the conclusion of the pageant. This will also clear the stage so that the entertainment may continue.
It was announced that there would be a stickball planning meeting on July 21, but that was later cancelled.
Josie Long announced that the grand marshal float for the parade will be donated. They will be working with the Chamber of Commerce to secure judges. Those wanting to have a float or other vehicle in the parade have until Monday, Oct. 5 at 4pm. The committee is still working on grand marshal representation on the float.
Miscellaneous items of discussion included the entrée for Elders Day (cube steak), identifying a cost for the Elvis tribute artist, incorporating the JROTC Color Guard in opening ceremony activities and the availability of the Cherokee Traditional Dancers from Dora Reed Center. Warren Dupree, Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143 service officer, also announced the return of the USO Show and American Eagle Foundation shows to Friday night (Veteran’s Day) of the Fair.
The Cherokee Indian Fair will be held October 6 through 10th at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. The theme for this year’s fair is “Weaving Dreams and Traditions Into Our Future”. There are nine weeks remaining until the start of the Cherokee Indian Fair.
The Cherokee Indian Fair Committee invites anyone interested in helping with the planning process to attend their monthly meetings. The next scheduled meeting is Monday, Aug. 10 at 5:30 pm.
Info: Frieda Huskey, events and fairgrounds supervisor, 359-6492, email@example.com