[AET] Stormsport's Winter Event

The Shire of Stormsport will host its annual winter event on March 1, 2008. This year we have a new site, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City, PA 16438. The site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm.

The theme for this year's event is love- yes, this can be romantic love, or courtly love, but we mainly want to focus on our love of AEthelmearc, of the Society and of the Dream. Join us for fun and feasting, and share with us what you love to do.

Heavy weapons fighters will compete to determine the winners of both a bear pit and a double elimination tournament. The bear pit will begin as soon as the second round of the double elimination tournament has ended. Whoever has the best performance in both tournaments will be declared the overall victor.

There will be an arts and sciences competition for those wishing to show what they love in a more gentle fashion. A winner will be chosen by vote of the populace, plus there will be a King?s Choice and Queen?s Choice. For bards, musicians, dancers, or those who just wish to shout their love out loud, we will have the Declarations of Love; a competition to be held during feast, to not only show everyone what or who you love, but to entertain the populace and Their Royal Majesties as well. The winner of the Declarations will be chosen by the Royals present. There will be prizes for the winners of all the day?s competitions.

There will be a sideboard lunch available to everyone. Feast is limited to 60 gentles, so please reserve early. Any allergy or dietary concerns can be directed to the kitchen steward, Tracie of Stormsport traciewhitney@yahoo.com (please include FEAST in the subject line). There will also be tables set aside for those who wish to stay for the Declarations of Love but do not want to partake of the feast.

The day will begin with Their Royal Majesties' Curia, which will be followed by a morning Court. An evening Court will also be held.

We plan to have dancing, merchants, a silent auction, and a few classes as well. Anyone wishing to teach a class or merchant at the event, or anyone with questions or requests, can contact the event steward, Lord Caelan - Ruairc caelanoruairc@verizon.net

Site fees for the event are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 5-12, and children under 5 are free. This includes a sideboard lunch. An additional $3.00 non-member surcharge will be collected at the door. Feast fees are $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 5-12. Please send reservations to Lady Ciara O'Crotaigh charsmith@verizon.net. Please make checks payable to SCA, Inc. - Shire of Stormsport. Please specify if you are On-board, Off-board, or neither.

The site is wet, but no open flames, please.

For a full schedule of the day's activities and further details, please check the Stormsport Web site at www.stormsport.org/subpages/events.html.

From North: Take your best route to I-90 West and take Exit 41 in North East, PA. Turn left onto Route 89 South. After about 13 miles, PA-89 S joins with Route 8. Continue following Route 8 for another 8 miles into Union City. At the first traffic light, turn right onto West High Street. Follow this for two blocks, then turn right onto 2nd Avenue. After one block, turn left.

From South & West: Take your best route to I-79 North and take Exit 166 for Edinboro, PA. Turn right onto US Route 6N, which becomes US Route 6. Follow this until it intersects with PA Route 8 (approximately 19 miles). Turn left onto PA-8. Go through two stop lights, and at the third light turn left onto West High Street. Follow this for two blocks, then turn right onto 2nd Avenue. After one block, turn left.

From the East: Take your best route to Route 6 and go west. Follow until you reach the intersection with Route 8 in Union City. Go straight through the stop light, onto West High Street. Follow this for two blocks, then turn right onto 2nd Avenue. After one block, turn left. Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Union City, Pennsylvania)