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Monday, September 5, 2011

Susquehanna River Blessing Ceremony Set



Next Sunday, 9/11/11, members of the Iroquois Nation will be traveling from upstate NY to Tunkhannock to perform a river thanksgiving/blessing ceremony. After the ceremony, which begins at ~11 a.m. in Tunkhannock's Riverside Park, there will be a short ( ~4 miles ) paddle to a riverside property where the celebration will continue with a potluck lunch.

UPDATE:   At the request of the Onondaga Nation, please bring a jug of water from your well or nearby stream to be used in the ceremony.

If you're not interested in paddling, please join us at the riverside ceremony beginning at 11, as well as the potluck feast ( please bring a dish to pass ) afterward. Yes, this event is open to the public.

The location for the potluck lunch is approximately 1 mile once you turn off Rte. 29 South onto Keelersburg Road ( SR 2007 ). I will post more details later this week. As long as you car pool as best you can, there is room for cars to park at this private property right along the river. There will also be a gas grill or two and some picnic tables, etc. No wood-fired brick ovens, though. (Darn!!).

Note: Although a few have inquired, the front seat(s) in my kayak is still open. The kayak can actually fit two adults and one child up to ~10...and if interested, I can make it available for 3 folks to use and bring one of my single kayaks for myself. All I ask is to be shuttled back to Riverside Park when we're done.  P.S. -Dogs are welcome in my kayak.

Susquehanna @ Tunkhannock
Original artwork by Paul Barretto - 1998 

If you have any questions that can't wait, send me an e-mail at djw444@gmail.com

Enjoy the rest of your day.

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