[AET] Rhydderich Hael Baronial Investiture

The populace of the Rhydderich Hael announces the election of a new Baron. THL Caleb Reynolds has been chosen as successor to Their Excellencies Baron William Freskyn Murray and Baroness Katherine Kiersey, and we wish to celebrate the passing of the Coronet.

The investure of our new Baron will take place on Saturday, December 15th, 2007, at the Universal Unitarian Church at 6320 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221. Site opens at 9:00 AM, and closes at 10:00 PM. Court begins at 10:00 AM.

We wish to welcome the return of a bachelor Baron with story and song, and will be holding a Bardic Competition after the feast, with a very nice prize. Judging will be by popular acclaim, with the acclaim of the Royals being definitely both popular and welcomed. Other activities this day include situational fencing - during which you may witness or participate in strange happenings. We anticipate dancing; this is a ball after all. And look out for a drum circle forming in the hall (bring your own drums). A basket raffle is being run by the Tribe of Tuatha Fieren, with some very interesting items as usual. They plan on doing it as a silent auction, so you can check out all the baskets first.

We're holding a Caitlin Deidre Memorial Chocolate Dessert Contest, with a substantial prize for the winner. For more information, contact Master Brandric Slayrock, E-mail brandric1@... . Entries will be on display, and must be in by 2:00 PM, as their Majesties and other Royal Peers will be picking their favorites and the winner. All remaining desserts will be served to the populace following their meal. There is a coffee cafe being organized with hot beverage available during the day, and some special ones being prepared for after feast.

An elegant feast will be served at 4:30 PM, but limited to 75 gentles. However, there will be an all day sideboard available to the populace, and space for off-board. Price (in US funds) is $7.00 site fee for adults, half price for children under 12, and those under 5 are free, with a family cap of $20.00, not including feast. The feast will cost $7.00 per person, and include first choice of the chocolate desserts. Site is discretely damp and open flames are permitted. For reservations, contact Lady Maria Catarina da Rauvenna (Darlene Schmigiel), 8850 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051, E- mail DMSchmigiel@... .

Checks should be made payable to SCA, Barony of the Rhydderich Hael.

Directions to the Site: From the East, South or West, take your best route to the I-90 toward Buffalo, NY. Take exit 50 onto the I- 290 toward Niagara Falls. Be watchful, because less than a mile from this you will take exit 7B onto Main Street east (NY Rt. 5). Drive through the Village of Williamsville, about two and a half miles. The Church is on the left; go down the driveway and park behind the buildings. Entrance to the site is in the rear. Location:
Barony of Rhydderich Hael (Williamsville, New York)