*Samhain 2005; Revised!*
As we all know, the plans for The Rumble On The River had to be postponed for a while due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina. However, it takes more than a storm to stop a 30 year old tradition. So, while the storm has put off the war with the good folks from the Barony of Three Rivers until a later date, The Barony of Grey Niche will celebrate Samhain 2005 with a picnic in the park, blood drive, and fundraising tournament. So, please come join us for fun, fighting, food, and a chance to do some good for those that have been affected by the storm.
*Details, Details, and More Details:*
When: Saturday October 29, 2005
Where: Overton Park Pavillion, Memphis TN
Site Opens: 8:00 AM
Cost: Nothing, zero, nada, not a thing.
*Beyond the Basics:
Helping Hands Heavy Weapons Tournament: a two on two tournament where each team pays an entry fee of either a dollar a person or a non perishable food item (funds collected to be donated to the SCA groups of Gleann Abhann affected by the storm and food items collected donated to the Memphis Food Bank ). In addition tokens will be available for purchase allowing non-fighters to show their support for the participating teams. Funds raised from the purchase of tokens will be donated to SCA groups of Gleann Abhann affected by the hurricane.
- Helping Hands Rapier Tournament: * Same basic format, but a one on one tournament. Each entrant pays an entry fee of either 1.00 or a non-perishable food item.
- Arts and Sciences Fair: Artisans are invited to display their work in an informal A&S fair. Judging to be determined by acclaim of the populace. Tokens will be available to purchase for use in voting. Funds raised from the purchase of tokens will be donated to SCA groups of Gleann Abhann affected by the hurricane.
- Lunch: Lunch will be a potluck with the Barony supplying the hamburgers, and hot dogs. All attendees are invited to bring side dishes or deserts. The potluck coordination is being handled by Lasairfhiona inghean ui Sheachnasaigh , so please email her if you have any questions, etc.
- Blood Drive: The Life Blood mobile blood van will be on site from 1:00 PM through 4:00 PM. The need for blood is constant at all times and particularly now. If you can, please give, and if you cannot, please support those that can.