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Set-up and some earlybird activities on Thursday, May 29
Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
441 Sequoyah Trail
(right beside the Museum of the Cherokee Indian)
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2014 ACTIVITY COORDINATORS
Tribal Liaison: Darlene Whitetree (NC)
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: Tina Handrop (GA)
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)
Class Station Set-up: Renee Velzka (OH)
Electrical: Chuck Trombley
Creation Station: Sarah Kemp & Michael Winchester (LA)
Activity Photographer: Char Suda (NC)
Gourd Art Exchange:
Layout of Grounds
This information link will be available once the class schedule is developed
Food Service will be provided by
the folks at
Creek Hollow Farms
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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Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering
"Gourds of Oz"
May 30 - June 1, 2014
Follow the yellow brick road
to the Emerald City
in Cherokee, North Carolina
for a great weekend
of all things gourd!
Nearly 100 classes to choose from, a great variety of raw gourd vendors, gourd-related supplies and tools, along with a poppy field of fun contests and activities.
Beware of the Wicked Witch
with her flying monkeys
and duck when the trees start throwing apples at you!
Gourd & photos courtesy of Sammie Crawford...
The schedule of classes is being developed now and will be available later this month.
Registration for classes will begin in early May.
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