SUBMITTED By CHARLENE OWLE and SARAH SNEED
Congratulations to Jim Owle, who was re-elected Tribal Council Chairman, and Tunney Crowe, on their continued service as Birdtown’s Tribal Council representatives for the upcoming Council term!
The Sept. 27 Open House was a successful and lively work session in preparation for the 2011 Cherokee Indian Fair. The Club wishes to thank all those who worked on Birdtown’s Fair entries: Jeanne Crowe, Sarah Crowe, Tara McCoy, Trista Welch, Sarah Teesateskie, Travis Smith and Butch Goings, who prepared the booth exhibit and Gwen Wildcatt, Travis Smith, Abe, Boog, and Brinn Queen, and Lou Jackson and others, who built and decorated the Community’s float.
Thanks to all those who donated materials and time to our entries in the Fair Exhibit and Parade. Birdtown placed second in the Booth competition and our parade float won third place.
We are grateful to Lou Jackson for coordinating Fair activities on Birdtown’s behalf and to Jean O’Kelly and Patricia Owle who represented Birdtown as judges in the Community Exhibit Booth competition.
The Community thanks Brenda Oocumma for snapping photos for the Club scrapbook.
We thank Dorothy Smith who represented Birdtown Matriarchs as a Grand Marshall in the 2011 Indian Fair Parade.
Birdtown Community is very proud and appreciative of our young ladies who reigned in 2010 as Miss Cherokee, Tonya Carroll; Teen Miss Cherokee, Andrea Cedillo; and Junior Miss Cherokee Kaylee Locust. Sgi to these young ladies for the many, long hours they devoted to their service to tribe and community.
The next meeting of the Birdtown Community Club will be Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6p.m. Peanut Crowe will present information about the Youth Sports League and Juanita Wilson will provide information about Project Lazarus.
Birdtown’s “Thriving with Diabetes” classes, presented by the Cherokee Diabetes Program, will begin Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 5p.m. Supper will be provided and prizes will be awarded at these classes, which will continue on Oct. 18, and Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22.
Rental of the Birdtown Community Building is $50 with a $20 deposit. To reserve the building for your special occasion, call Charlene Owle at 788-3723.
The last day to sign up for Youth Sports League Basketball, (ages 6-12) is Friday, Oct. 14. Info: Birdtown Rec Center at 554-6890.
We need you to join the Birdtown Team in the “Walk to end Alzheimers” on Saturday, Oct. 15. Register at 11a.m. at the Cherokee Fairgrounds; the walk will begin at 1p.m. We are asking for a $10 donation to support the Alzheimer’s Association.