Letter to the Editor

Conservation Club issues thanks

Sunday, November 18, 2007

To the Editor:

We would like to thank all those who helped, sponsored, or participated in the 12th annual Gathering of the People Powwow on Sept. 21-23.

On Sept. 21, we held the fourth Powwow Education Day field trip for nearly 500 third-grade students from Vigo, Parke and Vermillion counties. This was a wonderful cultural learning event, the children really enjoyed the hands-on experiences and learning about the dances and lifestyles of Native Americans, specifically the Woodland Indians from this area. We would like to thank all those who helped make this a day to remember for these children.

We are currently taking reservations for third-grade classes for the 2008 Education Day on Sept. 26, 2008. Call 812-877-4251 for requests.

Thanks to the Minority Health Coalition and ISU nursing students who provided free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings on Saturday, Sept. 22.

We would like to thank the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau for their support and assistance.

We would also like to thank our program sponsors, printed by Woodburn Graphics. These sponsors included Crowder Trucking and RDR Brokerage of Rockville; Bob Bowen Ford, Blue Moon Gifts, Jack's Fine Foods, Indiana Army National Guard, Riddell National Bank, the City of Brazil, Yesterday's Treasurers and Gifttables, Goodwill Industries, Circle B Trailer Sales, and Clover Signs, all of Brazil; Recognition Plus, Woodburn Graphics, The Vigo County Conservation Club, Moose Lodge of Terre Haute, Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau, M.J. Painting, Inc., Baesler's, Action Assault Paintball, Steve Fisher's Auto Service, Kleptz Restaurant, and Nancy's Nutrition Center, all of Terre Haute; Trade Point of Frankfort; State Farm Insurance -- agent Chris Bouwkamp of Crawfordsville; Cozy Corner Family Restaurant, Waveland; and Archery Outlet, Staunton.

Special thanks go to all the members of the Vigo County Conservation Club, who pitched in and helped in many ways to have a successful Powwow. Also, our thanks to the Hill Committee for providing delicious meals, as always.

We are looking forward to the third 13th annual Gathering of the People Powwow on Sept. 26-28, 2008.

If there are any questions regarding the upcoming powwow, contact the Vigo County Conservation Club Powwow committee at 812-877-4251 or 812-239-1170.

Vigo County Conservation Club, Inc.,

Mark Blann, Co-Chairman Powwow Committee