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Co-Chairpersons of the Gourd Artists Gathering:

Joy Jackson Bedsole, Alabama
(Scheduling, Agenda, and Webmaster)

Sue D'Antonio, Florida
(Vendor, CFO, Everything Else and the Complaint Department)

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American Gourd Society
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Gourd Artists Gathering!
Set-up and some earlybird activities on Thursday, May 28

Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
441 Sequoyah Trail
Cherokee, NC
 (right beside the Museum of the Cherokee Indian)
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Tribal Liaison:  Darlene Whitetree (NC)
Classes Coordinator:  Suzi Nonn (MD)
Vendor Coordinator:  Harlan Groover (GA)
Class Registration:  Marcia White (FL)
Auction:  Sue D'Antonio (FL)
Raffle:  Doris Trombley (NC)
Name Badge Contest:  Mike & Michelle Thompson (MS)
Theme Gourd Contest:  Jeannine Thames (KY) & Susan Byra (MS)
Silent Auction:  
Journal of Tutorials:  Sandy Jordan (FL)
Swapportunity Items:  Harlan & Elly Groover (GA)
Group Instrument Making Project:
Batt Battstone (IN/OH) and Bobby D'Antonio (FL)
Electrical:  Chuck Trombley
Creation Station:  Sarah Kemp & Michael Winchester (LA)
Photographer:  Char Suda (NC) & Becky Benton (FL)
Gourd Art Exchange:  Becky Benton (FL) & Kyle Rowland (MD)
50/50 Split-the-Pot Raffle - Georgie Ellwood (MD)

Food Service will be provided by
Lulu's Mobile Food Wagon
(Check out the Menu)
don't worry - the folks at
Creek Hollow Farms
will be in the Lobby with their awesome homemade desserts and drinks
No dogs are allowed on the Fair Grounds (except Service Dogs)
Classes are outside (under cover of roof or canopies)
Be prepared by packing clothing you can layer
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13th Annual
Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering
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About the Gathering
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Register for Classes
​continues through
 May 16, at 4:00 pm EDT
 (May 16 is the last day pre-registration payments may be postmarked.)
You may still sign up for classes, but will have to pay on-site.
The Gathering organization does not accept credit cards, but cash and checks are just fine! Some teachers and some vendors do accept credit cards, but not all.  Try to plan in advance for your spending needs, but if you run out,
never fear, there is an ATM available 24/7 a short walk from the Fairgrounds outside the First Citizens Bank at 701 Tsali Blvd.