Pow Wow set this weekend

Published 8:37 am Tuesday, October 18, 2011

AHOSKIE – It’s a tradition like no other in the Roanoke-Chowan area.

With the beautiful fall foliage providing the backdrop, the Meherrin Indian Tribal Grounds will add a splash of brilliant colors Oct. 21-23 when the 23rd annual Pow Wow springs to life.

The local tribe, its roots buried deep in Hertford County’s fertile soil, will place Native American culture on full display during this three-day event. The public is invited to enjoy the native dancing and drumming, part of the culture of America’s original inhabitants. Those descendants will fill the Meherrin land, each dressed in vibrant colors of their respective tribes.

The event also includes craft and food vendors.

Patrons are urged to bring a lawn chair due to limited seating at the tribal grounds, located on NC 11 between Ahoskie and Murfreesboro.

As is tradition, Friday is School Day at the Pow Wow. Local schoolchildren will visit from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. At 7 p.m. that same day, the Pow Wow formally opens to the general public, kicked-off with a festive grand entry.

Grand entries are also scheduled for 12 noon and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, and 12 noon on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children (ages 3-12). Children under the age of 3 are admitted free.

For additional information, contact the Meherrin Tribal office at 252-398-3321 or the event’s coordinator, Marcus Robbins, at 704-904-6221 or meherrinpowwow@aol.com.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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