NOXEN — The 12th Annual Noxen Fall Intertribal Powwow with free admission will be held Sept. 24 and 25 at the Noxen Fire Company grounds at 3494 Stull Road.
The event, which honors all veterans, is a gathering for all people. Vendors’ set-up days are Thursday and Friday. All dancers and vendors must register before setting up.
The circle opens at 10 a.m. both days with storytelling, followed by grand entry of all dignitaries and dancers in full regalia at noon. Circle hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Parking and admission are free, and the event is handicapped accessible.
The event will feature Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, fry bread, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, books, CDs, jewelry, beads and beading supplies, t-shirts, blankets, food by the Noxen Fire Company and more.
Meals will be provided for dancers and vendors; the Saturday evening meal is potluck. Bring a dish to share, as well as place setting: plate, bowl, spoon, fork, etc. Wash stations will be available. A chili contest will be held Friday evening and is free to enter, with the winner receiving a cash prize.
Camping is allowed but electricity is limited and costs $7 per day. No camping spaces will be reserved; spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times, and must display current registration and rabies tags. Bring your own lawn chair.
Alcohol, drugs, guns and politics of any kind are not allowed. The committee has the right to remove anyone.
For more information or vendor spaces, call Natalie at 570-947-2097, email Noxenpowwow@yahoo.com or look us up on Facebook. Interested volunteers should contact Donna at 570-864-2373.