The second annual Native American Heritage Festival and Pow Wow at the Reynolds Homestead will take place on Saturday, October 1. Gates will open at 10 a.m. for this colorful and enlightening event with Grand Entry to follow at noon.
Performances by Native American drummers, dancers, and storytellers will be featured along with crafters and traditional foods. Various nations will be represented including but not limited to Cherokee, Monaccan, and the Occaneechi branch of the Saponi nation.
Master of ceremonies will be John "Blackfeather" Jeffries from Hillsboro, N.C. Jeffries has been involved with festivals, exhibits, and associated educational programs for many years. He describes the setting among the hills and mountains of the former tobacco plantation as "just great" for such an event.
The head male dancer will be Mike Cransford while Mary Hope Billings will lead the female dancers. The Eastern Bull Singers will be on hand also.
A special feature of this festival is a tribute to and recognition of all veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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