It was a beautiful day in spite of the hot temperatures, with a wonderful breeze blowing off the Nansemond River, for the Nansemond Tribe Pow Wow event that was held Saturday, August 18th at Mattanock Town. Our S-N IWLA chapter hosted a booth/tent at this event, manned by board members Jim Trommatter, Ray Powell, Mike Lane, and Dean Matty, who greeted all the visitors who wandered by, young and old.
We told them about our chapter and its focus on clean air, water, woods, and wildlife and how we promote conversation/education throughout Suffolk and surrounding areas with events such as our annual teddy bear hunt, Adopt-a-road cleanups, Nansemond River cleanups, and education scholarship awards.
Dean took the opportunity to promote the upcoming Chapter Youth Fishing Rodeo event on September 15th, and we all handed our chapter coloring books and literature showing how to access our website for more information.
There was plenty of time to wander around and look at all the vendor booths, to watch the dancing competitions with contestants dancing in their beautiful regalia, and to partake of delicious handmade tacos filled with meat, beans and cheese.
Several other Chapter Ikes who also attended the event stopped by to visit us. And, the event continues on Sunday, however, we had reserved our space for a chapter booth for Saturday only.
To see a slide show of the photos that we took at this event, see below: