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Pow Wow to return to the county June 1-2

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE – After taking a hiatus last year, the Red Crow Indian Council will resume its annual Spirit of the Eagle Pow Wow on June 1-2.

     However, it will be done with a heavy heart.

     Linda Dishon, a long-time member of the council and organizer of the Pow Wow, recently passed away.

     Eddy Glascoe, president of the organization, said that it is a huge loss but that others in the council have stepped up to make sure the event will be held as planned.

     For years, the pow wow has brought awareness and education about the Native American culture to Bullitt and surrounding counties.

     The Red Crow Council had its roots in Bullitt County and returned after moving the event to Nelson County for several years.

     Hosted in the Shepherdsville City Park on First Street, Glascoe said the venue is perfect for the two-day event.

     Native Americans from over 15 states will be in the park this Saturday and Sunday.

     For someone visiting for the first time, Glascoe said they will see all parts of the Native American culture. There will be food, vendors and crafts on display.

     The Grand Entry allows the various tribes to be on display in a very religious ceremony. The grand entry will be at Noon on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

     Visitors will be able to watch a flint knapper at work, as well as a weaver.

     There will be storytelling and music in the air.

     The theme this year will be “Honoring Our Ancestors.”

     The Pow Wow will run from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

     Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. Those under 12 are admitted free. There is plenty of free parking.

     The local Boy Scouts will be assisting throughout the event. Proceeds go to help tribes in North Carolina and Oklahoma.

     Glascoe praised mayor Scott Ellis and his entire staff for making the park accessible to the group and for always being available to provide assistance. The Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission also assists with the hosting of the event.