The Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition is hosting its 6th annual Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. at the Tsali Manor Pavilion to which everyone is invited. Please bring a traditional Cherokee food dish for the potluck lunch along with your favorite beverage. Such dishes may be made with wild berries or grapes, persimmons, field apricots, corn, beans, squash, mushrooms, wild greens, ramps, potatoes and succotash. Traditional breads are made with chestnuts, beans, sweet potatoes, flour corn and hominy. Possible meats are bear, deer, fish, raccoon, turkey, squirrel, rabbit or wild game birds. Nuts are hickory nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and butternuts. Seating is limited so a personal lawn chair is suggested.
“Creating a HealingForest” is the theme of this year’s gathering. Representatives from various community groups will be sharing what they are doing to preserve cultural values and bring healing and wellness to Cherokee. There will be storytelling, singing, elders sharing and participants will have an opportunity to identify with their other family clan members. Door prizes will be given.
The Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition states it is committed to enhancing the lives of people by honoring and reclaiming the seven Cherokee core values especially in the promotion of clean, wholesome, healthy life styles. The seven core values are: spirituality, harmony, education, sense of place, honoring the past, strong character, and sense of humor.
Info: Beth Farris (828) 421-9855 or Carol Long 554-6222.
– Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition