Irish Feast XVII


Event Summary

Date: March 23 , 2002
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on March 23th 2002
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

David M. Stredwick” ten.orezten@nnoif_aknu

__IRISH FEAST – MARCH 23, 2002__

The Shire of River’s Bend invites you to come to our 17th annual Irish
Feast. We will celebrate All Fools Eve with a Best Subtlety contest, as
well as Bardic contests in music and storytelling (7 minutes max. per
performance) for Novice, Beginner, Advanced and Master Bards. New
performers welcome.
Bardic competition starts at 2:00pm. We will also encourage people to
bring favorite games to while away the afternoon. Be aware, spontaneous
silliness may erupt at any time.

The populace may also wish to cheer on their favorite horse and rider in
the Children’s Indoor Equestrian Events. Riders must be 11 years old or
younger. Mounts must be sound of wind and back, and brave enough to run
the events with a child on their shoulders. Extra credit will be given for
any mount who wears a barding or “decorated tack”. Events may include
tilting at the quintain and the ring drop. Mounts do not have to be
parental units, but should certainly have their permission.

After this, we hope to have a bit of dancing before and/or after dinner,
while the mounts cool down.

Our potluck feast will begin at 6:00, with the choosing of a King and Queen
of Fools. Feast contribution by modern surname are: A-F:
veggies/salads/side dishes; G-I: meats/main dishes; J-L: soups/stews;
M-S: fruits/desserts; T-Z: breads/cheese. Bring enough to feed your party
plus 10. Please include a list of ingredients (for those who have

The prize for the Subtlety contest will announced at dinner, and we hope to
entice some dinner entertainment from the visiting bards. Watch out for

Site opens at noon, and closes at 10:00 pm, unless you plan to stay and
help clean.

Site Fees:
Adults: 11 years and older. . $ 8.00
Children: 6-10 . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4.00
Children: 5 & under. . . . . . . Free
Modern nuclear
family of 4 or more . . . . . . $25.00

THE SITE for this year’s event is once again the Rose Valley Grange hall.
The site is discretely wet, so be discreet!. All modern and SCA laws apply.

Rose Valley is a very small community with few facilities available, namely
a small grocery store/gas station, so be prepared.

From the North:
) Take Interstate 5 to exit 36 and follow the signs to ‘Carrolls’; stay in
the left-hand lane when crossing the freeway – this will put you on Old
Pacific Highway.
) Follow signs for about 1.6 miles, to Rose Valley Road.
) Turn left onto Rose Valley Road and go about 2.4 miles.
) Rose Valley Road turns to the left at the Rose Valley School
) The Grange Hall is on the left side of the road, about half a block from
the school.

From the South:
) Take Interstate 5 to Exit 36 following the ‘Carrolls’ signs to the stop
) Turn right onto Old Pacific Highway and travel about one mile to Rose
Valley Road
) Turn left onto Rose Valley Road and proceed as above

Fionn bán MacAoidh (David Stredwick)
1204 N Pacific Ave., Kelso WA 98626

Consulting Autocrat:
Eglentyne Merryweather (Charlene Sowers)
406 Quail Lane, Longview, WA 98632
360-425-4570–unsleeping golem on duty. Please no calls after 9pm.

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