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Announcements

BOARD MEMBER NEEDED!

The current Secretary on the Board of Directors, Heidi Johnson, has decided to resign. We are seeking a volunteer to finish out her term, which ends in February 2011. Duties would include attending Board meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, taking minutes, emailing them to the Board and making corrections, and sending the approved minutes to the newsletter for publication. The Secretary also maintains the roster, and oversees the Communications committee, which puts out the newsletter and oversees the web site. Help is available for everything but attending Board meetings and taking minutes. If anyone is interested in helping our organization, please email the President at julieyoder at juno dot com. Thanks!

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Annual Dues Status

Our year for dues purposes is April 1 through April 21. As of March 26th, the following members are paid through March 2011 or beyond. If your name is not listed here it means that my records show that you need to renew.

Joe A, Karen B, Betsy B, Anthea C, John D, Eric & Hellen, Cate H, Maeve K, Margaret K, Elizabeth LeClair, Herb L, Mike M, Glenn & Mia, Mary M, Richard M, Dave O, Tori O, Penndra M, Ann P, Cindy S, Sarah S, Mark S, Laura S, Perry V, Bruce & Julie

If you need to renew, Please get a check or cash to me at an event, dance or music guild meeting or drill. Or you can mail a check to Bruce Yoder, 4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407. Make check payable to Clann Tartan.

Bruce Yoder

Treasurer

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UPCOMING MEMBER MEETING

The next member meeting will be held Saturday, June 12, at the Yoder's house, 4736 12th Ave S in Minneapolis. Come make you voice heard! This is your chance to have a say in Clann's future. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Bruce and Julie will be providing brats and burgers, both meat and veggie, and buns and condiments after the meeting; if you stay to eat, please consider bringing a side dish to share.

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Dear ones:

This is the sad situation vis-a-vis Twig. We all love this event and have been looking forward to going. Carlos and Caesar have been looking forward to us going. TWIG has been looking forward to having us.

They can't afford us. Hell, they won't even have water.

Members may go and use the organization's gear but will have to pay for their own food, haulage, etc. They should also bring five gallons of water apiece because there is no water piped on site.

I am really sorry I can't bring better news on this.

Best,

Mia

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Want to quit smoking? Lose weight? Sleep better? Deal with other issues? Your good Auntie/Cousin Mairi is opening her hypnotism clinic! For more information or to schedule a session, contact me at Mairi2 at juno dot com, or via cell at 651-307-2977. Since I will be doing this out of my home, there's a low cost of $30/session, in cash.

I look forward to working with you!

Mary McKinley

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LIBRARY NEWS

After carefully sorting and cataloguing the Clann's books and papers, the library has been portioned out as follows:

Margaret Kirkpatrick has the books and articles on Scottish history and folklore, military and food. Cindy Schaufenbeul will be housing the music books; Ellis O'Rourke now hosts the textiles & crafts books, along with the Fiber Guild meetings; and clothing and dance will be with Julie Yoder.

Please contact any of the above directly to borrow materials from our library. Sarah Shaftman has produced a catalogue in Excel 2007. It's complete as to the books & pamphlets, articles & photocopies, and videotapes we have in hand. She can provide it in an alternate format as needed.

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As your newly elected Camp Rep, I'd like to introduce myself to you all. My name is Laura Swenson. I've been a member of Clann Tartan for three years, and love it. I want to let you all know that I am here to help in case you've any concerns or conflicts on the camp side of things. You can contact me via email at mommyco at baldwin-telecom dot net or give me a call at 651-204-1778 or on my cell at 715-497-9792. Thanks very much!

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Gaffneyis Got Talent

When I first joined Gaffneyis, every year or so the newsletter came with a list of what different members make - clothing, leather goods, whatever.

We are putting together such a list of in-house talent. If you wish take advantage of this free advertising, please let David know that you want to be on the list, along with what you make or can help others make.

Thanks.

David
baethan1630 at yahoo dot com or 612-378-1973

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Discover the Manual

A lot of valuable information is in the current Clann Tartan Manual.

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Wanted!

Submissions for the Newsletter!
Items you can submit include research articles, character sketches, and other items pertaining to living history and Scottish Culture. Email your items in either plain text, or MS Word format to newsletter at clanntartan.org or snail mail to our postal address.
Items must be received by the 15th of each month to be considered for inclusion for the upcoming months issue. Mailed submissions will not be returned unless requested. All pertinent submissions will be considered as space permits. All research articles must reference at least three sources. Submissions are NOT edited for spelling or grammar, but may be broken in multiple parts.

Deadline for articles to go in June's newsletter will be the 15th of May.

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Board Minutes

Board meeting, March 16, 2010
Yoder's house, 4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis

Board members attending:  Bruce Yoder, David Vavreck, Julie Yoder, Heidi Johnson, Karen Bastien, Laura Swenson
Other members in attendance: Mia McDavid, Brittany Johnson, Margaret Kirkpatrick

I. The January minutes, which had been sent to the board e-mail list, were discussed, and approved as corrected.

II. Officer Reports
The Vice-President and the recruitment committee will be setting up a phone meeting.
The Treasurer presented the 11 month fiscal year report. The past month showed a surplus. The treasurer did an analysis of the surplus/deficit over the past five years and noted that the five year surplus was a net of $10. The current cash assets are $7560.86.
The Secretary reports that help is needed to complete the minutes for the February members meeting. She has the minutes for the meeting beginning about thirty minutes into the meeting. Bruce offered to help.
The Quartermaster reports that a car was parked in front of the garage door when he picked up the pikes last Friday. The landlord didn't know who owned the car. The car was still there at the end of the weekend. The quartermaster suggested getting rid of trooper #5, which is in poor condition. The troopers will be dropped off tomorrow for leather grommet installation.
The Camp Rep had a concern regarding internet communications. Laura will write an article for submission to the newsletter and forward it to the board e-mail list for comments.
The Company Rep has no report.

III. Guild Reports Music – the recorder guild is meeting twice a month at this point.
Dance – donations to defray the cost of the Tuesday night site have been falling behind.
Fiber - Mia will be contacting Katherine regarding waulking music.
Sword - Mia donated four wooden practice swords. David has contacted Van Cleve park regarding holding practice there.
Historic Site – David suggests scheduling work weekends for the following: April 4th, with a snow date of the last weekend in April, May 15-16th, as well as some possible dates in July.
Garden – Margaret and Laurie Ford got together and looked at seed catalogs. Seed exchanges are being discussed on the e-mail list.

IV. Events
A. Drill
This upcoming company drill will be on bodices. David will give a talk on the fauna of Scotland.
B. MSFHG
Mia has not heard any further details. She will contact Liz shortly regarding details.
C. Woodville
Same arrangements as last year. Laura will look into publicity.
D. Twig
No news yet. Mia will follow up.
E. Fort William
Mia and Margaret will be asking for firm commitments.
F. Tactical
Several options for communal food have been discussed. We could ask Don to prepare everyone's food. Laura will talk to Don about possible costs and arrangements. Mia and Margaret will be getting a rough head count.
G. Johndezvous
Most likely Memorial Day weekend.
H. Trek
Most likely in June.
I. Invitation for “School of the Musketeer”
This event would offer large scale field maneuvers, but is only three weeks away. If this occurs near us next year, it would be worth considering.

V. Old Business
A. Florida trip
In the end, nobody could go.

VI. New business
A. Library
Sarah has cataloged and organized the library. She has suggested that the various guild heads take separate boxes. Although the board would generally prefer to see the library stay together, this seems the best option for now. The library committee will work out further details.
B. Outside links on web page
After discussion, we will turn down this particular request.
C. Calendar
John Debnam has created a Google calendar for Clann and published details on the members' e-mail list.
D. David ran into Kevin Myers while out and about and Kevin says hi.

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Board & Staff

If you need to contact someone associated with Clann Tartan, here is where you find out how. If you are unsure who to contact, you can always email us at: info at clanntartan dot org

Board Members

President Julie Yoder 612-825-4519 julieyoder at juno dot com 2/10-2/12
Vice President Karen Bastien 651-399-3505 kybastien at gmail dot com 2/10-2/11 
Secretary Heidi Johnson 612-600-4768  kassia1213 at yahoo dot com  2-09 thru 2-11 
Treasurer Bruce Yoder 612-825-4519 bruceyoder at juno dot com 2/10-2/12
Quarter Master David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630 at yahoo dot com 2-09 thru 2-11 
Camp Rep. Laura Swenson 651-204-1778 or on my cell at 715-497-9792 mommyco at baldwin-telecom dot net 2/10-2/12
Company Rep. Anthea Cross 763-257-7038   2-09 thru 2-11 

Staff

Chief of Staff Mia McDavid 651-490-1842 mia_mcdavid at comcast dot net   
Assistant Chief of Staff vacant      
Captain David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630 at yahoo dot com  
Lieutenant vacant      
Corporal Eric Ferguson {612}726-6364 eric at celticfringe dot com  
Corporal Mike McCarty 651-497-5324  mccarty149 at gmail dot com   
Corporal Rich Mueller 952-217-2622   dragon_musk at yahoo dot com   
Corporal Betsy's handsome cousin 612-619-6406 basil80 at hotmail dot com  
Head Camp Follower Margaret Kirkpatrick 612-722-6485 mlkirkpatrick at usiwireless dot com  
Assistant HCF Anthea Cross 763-257-7038     
Goodwife Ann Peters 612-333-0605 AnnEdyth at aol dot com  
Goodwife Betsy Bolton 612-619-6406 basil80 at hotmail dot com   
Goodwife Sarah Shaftman  612-371-4425  smuzikant at visi dot com   
Goodwife Cindy Schaufenbuel 952-693-3755   cindy at schaufenbuel dot com   
Goodwife Glenn McDavid {651-490-1842 gmcdavid at comcast dot net  

Our garage is located at 4352 Nicollet Ave S in Minneapolis. Access is in the alley on the west side of Nicollet. South bay of the double garage. Minor problems or issues should be reported to Bruce. In the event of an emergency, the landlord is Brad at 763-670-9200

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Guilds

Sword Guild:

Meeting and time TBA

Contact:
David Vavreck
baethan1630 at yahoo.com
612-378-1973



Music

We will sing and play music of many styles and places from our period. Bring your voice and/or your instrument(s). Neither need be period correct.

The Yoders have graciously offered to host music once a month. We will meet at their house at 4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, from 7 - 9pm the 4th Monday of each month.

To contact the Yoders, call 612-825-4519 or email to Julieyoder at juno dot com.

To contact your Music Chair, call David at 612-378-1973 or email to baethan1630 at yahoo dot com

Thanks, and I look forward to making some noise with y'all!

David

We have a yahoo groups email list for the guild that we use for reminders about the meetings and topical discussions. If you want to be on the email list, request an invitation to join from Bruce at bruceyoder at juno dot com.

Gaffneyis Glee Club

Good People
We are in the process of forming a more advanced song gathering. The focus will be on catches, rounds, and freeman's songs. These types of part songs were tremendously popular across class lines in our period.

Please contact your music chair, me, to express your interest, and to let me know what evenings would work best for you. And if you can host.

I am thinking maybe twice a month, but you can vote on that, too.

I will set it up for the day(s) with the most votes.

And if you have a better name for it than Gaffneyis Glee Club, I am all ears. It does have a nice ring to it, though.

David Vavreck
612-378-1973
baethan1630 at yahoo dot com

Gaffneyis Recorder Consort

We hereby announce that Gaffneyis recorder consort has started meeting again, the FIRST AND THIRD MONDAY of each month at 7:00 PM.

The first Monday meeting is at Margaret Kirkpatrick's home, 2636 17th Ave S, Minneapolis and the third Monday meeting is at Mary McKinley's home, 1363 Jefferson Ave, St Paul.

We have seven members already, and are working on a bit more refined style of music than we do in our regular music meetings.

Contact your music chair (David) if you are interested in joining up.

baethan1630 at yahoo dot com or 612-378-1973

Dance

1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Dance will meet at Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center, 2701 E 44th St Minneapolis.

It is at the corner of 27th Av S and E 44th Street. Both streets are one way. That block of 44th between 28th and 27th Avenues is one way westbound and that block of 27th Av between 44th and 43rd Streets is one way northbound. You must enter turning west onto 44th St from 28th Av and exit from 27th Av onto 43rd St.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 N Hamline Ave. in St. Paul.

It is at the northeast corner of Highway 36 and Hamline Avenue (Hamline is between Snelling and Lexington). The church is actually encircled by the highway entrance ramp.
The Dance Guild gathers weekly from 7PM-9PM to learn and practice historic Scottish country dances.
For more information call:

Mary at 651-699-6853 or Julie at 612-825-4519

It's a great place to meet people!

We have a yahoo groups email list for the guild that we use for reminders about the meetings and topical discussions. If you want to be on the email list, request an invitation to join from Bruce at bruceyoder at juno dot com.

Fiber Guild

Those who would like instruction, inspiration, or just to come out and play are welcome at the O'Rourke's on the Second Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM, provided there is no conflict with other Clann events. Call Ellis (651-238-5427 ), Diana Steben (651-489-2881), and Mia McDavid (651-490-1842) for more information about Fiber Guild activities, including wool spinning, weaving, and dying. Cloth, clothing and sewing as well as things like tatting, lace, knitting and embroidery will also be discussed and worked on. Feel free to bring your projects!
Please RSVP 24 hours or more in advance, to allow for planning, thanks!

Historic Site

Clann Tartan has our own historic site near Duluth MN. Dun Gowan is an ongoing project, which is the site of Gaffneyis Annual Tactical in July. We are finishing the fort and beginning the construction of a village this year. Contact David Vavreck at 612-378-1973 or baethan1630 at yahoo dot com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

Drill

12NOON
Drill location is Minnehaha parkway green, 12th Av S at Minnehaha Parkway.

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Articles

Netiquette - Etiquette for the Internet

Netiquette is very important since most of our Clann communication is done via email. When we use the internet to facilitate our communication, we don't have tools like facial expression, gestures, or tone of voice to compliment our written words. Sometimes our messages are misinterpreted. I want to remind everyone that the message sent is received by another person, not a machine, and they might not completely understand the sender's true intent. Therefore, be vigilant, and clear in your communications. Be aware that the person on the receiving end is susceptible to inferences not intended. Don't let the impersonality of the email tool make your words into something less personal that could be misconstrued.

Let us ask ourselves, "Would I say this to the person's face?". If our answer is no, or is emotionally charged, we should walk away for awhile and think of another way to rewrite the message. This way, we can all be sure that what we just put into writing is something we can be comfortable saying in person.

I have been elected by the Clann Tartan membership to resolve any complaints that arise, but here is an area where we can all prevent future misunderstandings. If you have concerns or become aware of unsettled issues, please contact me via email at mommyco at baldwin-telecom dot net, or give me a call at 651-204-1778, or on my cell at 715-497-9792. Thanks:)

Laura

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Calendar of Events

Be sure to contact your staff
if you plan on attending a show event. Try to give at least a ten day notice when possible. This allows proper planning for the feeding of our members, and in some cases is required by event organizers to allow entry as a participant.
You can call any of the staff members listed, or send an email to staff at clanntartan.org.

MAY 2010

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
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Recorder consort
7:00 at Margaret's 
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Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center        
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Siege of Woodville, Woodville WI 
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Siege of Woodville, Woodville WI 
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Fiber Guild
@ Ellis O'Rourke's
2:00PM 
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Dance
Saint Christopher's 
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Deadline for articles
for June's newsletter 
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Recorder consort
7:00 at Mairi's 
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Board Meeting
7:00 at Yoders 
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Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
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Night at the Pub
following MSFHG setup
at a pub near Farmington 
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MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/
Drill 
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Music@7PM Yoder's Home 
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Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
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JUNE 2010

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

 
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2
Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
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7
Recorder consort
7:00 at Margaret's 
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Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
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Member's Meeting 10AM @ Yoder's house
4736 12th Ave S in Minneapolis 
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Fiber Guild
@ Ellis O'Rourke's
2:00PM 
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Deadline for articles
for July's newsletter/
BOARD MEETING
7PM @ Yoder's Home 
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Dance
Lake Hiawatha
Neighborhood Center 
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Night at the Pub
7 PM at Merlin's Rest
3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis 
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Recorder consort
7:00 at Mairi's 
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Dance
Saint Christopher's
 
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Drill 
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Music@7PM Yoder's Home 


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Event Schedule:

Hello all,

The following is a list of the dates of the events that are currently on the schedule for this year. The staff has met and decided to keep this running list of events in the newsletter to give you a chance to get an idea of what is going on this season as well as keep you updated to changes in the schedule.

The column titled status will include the following information.

Tentative- this means that an event organizer or Clann has expressed a strong enough interest in doing this event that it warrants reserving space on the calendar for the event.

Pending- this is the next stage of an event. This means that the Contracts Administrator has entered serious discussion about Clann doing an event but we are still not committed to the event. You should however if possible think about whether or not you may be able to attend this event.

Scheduled- this level means that the board and staff have approve the event and we are committed to providing manpower to making the event happen. When an event is assigned this level please let the HCF know as soon as possible if you can or can not attend this event.

Canceled- This means that for various reasons an scheduled event has been removed from the current season. We will try and give as much notice as we can prior to canceling an event.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact staff regarding this matter

Thanks,
Your Staff

DATE EVENT STATUS
Jan 1-2010 Airing of the Tartans
1st Footing
Finished
Feb 13-14, 2010 A Scottish Ramble - http://www.scottishramble.org/ Finished
Feb 13-14, 2010 Big Island Trade Fair, Albert Lea, MN Finished
March 13, 2010 Fargo Celtic Festival www.fargoparks.com/se_celticfest.html Finished
May 7-8, 2010 Siege of Woodville, Woodville WI Scheduled
May 22, 2010 MN Scottish Fair and HG - http://www.mnscottishfair.org/ Pending
Jun 12-13, 2010 Olde World Renaissance Faire (Twig) http://www.owrenaissancefaire.com/ Cancelled
July 17-18, 2010 Fort William Rendezvous, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Pending
July 16-18, 2010 DunGowan Tactical Scheduled
Aug 6-8, 2010 White Oak Rendezvous http://www.whiteoak.org Tentative
Aug 14-15, 2010 Perham Heritage Festival http://www.historymuseumeot.com Tentative
Sep 18-19, 2010 NESD Celtic Faire, Aberdeen SD www.nesdcelticfaire.com Tentative
Sep 30-Oct 3, 2010 Big Island Rendezvous, Albert Lea MN Scheduled
Oct 7-9, 2010 Mankato History Fair, Mankato MN Pending

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Maps

1st and 3rd Wednesday Dance
Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Center
2701 E 44th St., Minneapolis
Map to St. Paul location St. Christopher's- Dance
 
Map to Bruce and Julie Yoder's Home
Music and Board & Staff Meetings

4736 12th Ave S, Minneapolis 55407
Map to Glenn & Mia's home
Hosts for staff meetings

340 Brooks Ave Roseville, MN 
 
Ellis O'Rourke
Host for Fiber Guild

1638 Arlington Ave Saint Paul, MN 55106 

Event Maps and Notification

SIEGE OF WOODVILLE, Woodville WI May 7-8 2010

The address is Viking Middle School: 500 Southside Dr Woodville, WI 54028

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Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games - Dakota County fairgrounds, Farmington, MN, May 22, 2010

Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 22, Clann will be participating in the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games. Here's the website: http://www.mnscottishfair.org/.
We can camp Friday and Saturday nights, although the fair is at the Dakota County fairgrounds in Farmington, only about a half-hour drive from the center of the cities, so it's also very easy to day-trip. There are flush toilets and showers on the grounds and lots of free parking. This was a really great event last year, and this year promises to be even better!

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