After months of preparation it is almost time -- May 19-20 Salem will host American Indian tribes from across the nation in the third annual Circle of Hope Intertribal Powwow at the Fulton County fairgrounds on Highway 62/412.
During the upcoming event, organized by the Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee and Circle of Hope Cultural Community Center, tribes will compete for a $25,000 prize.
The days' schedules are as follows:
* Saturday -- noon to 1 p.m., Native American flute music; 1 p.m., grand entry, contests for junior and teens; 5 p.m., supper; 7 p.m., grand entry, contests for tiny tots, golden age men and women, adult women and men's exhibition.
* Sunday -- 1 p.m. grand entry, women's exhibition, contests for men, winners announced, closing ceremony.
The powwow's Master of Ceremony is Rob Daughtery with the Cherokee Nation from Oklahoma. The arena director is Bill Takeshorse with the Crow Nation. The flute music will be provided by Terry Lee Whetstone, a renown artist featured at the American Indian Museum at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
The cost of attendance is $10 per auto or $5 per person at the gate.
For more information about the event contact Cathy Jones or Leonard Heth at 870-625-0137 or go online to firstname.lastname@example.org.