Tuscarora Picnic

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2016 Tuscarora Picnic
FINAL RESULTS
 
2016 Tuscarora Indian Princess
Winner: SieAnna Hoover
1st runner up: Quinna Hamby
 
 
Children's Contest Winners
Birth-1yr: Jocelyn Patterson (girls) and Kane Phillips (boys)
2yrs - 3yrs: Reinah Hill (girls) and Elijah Hill (boys)
4yrs-5yrs: Chiara Yellow (girls)
 
 
Margaret Williams Memorial Raised Beadwork Competition
Raised Beadwork-Variety-Adult:
1ST Nicole Printup
2ND Bryan Printup
3RD Judy Judeware.
 
Raised Beadwork-Variety-Youth
1ST LillyAnn Truesdale
2ND LillyAnn Truesdale
3RD Saege Hucks.
 
Peyote Stitch-Variety
1ST Barry Printup
2ND Tina Prescott
3RD Bryan Printup.
 
Honorable Mention: Brenda Fauzey
 
 
2016 Smoke Dance Competition
(Registered: 16 tiny tots and 51 smoke dancers)
 
GIRLS (6-12)
1ST: Nina Hamby (Tuscarora)
2ND: Keah George (Tuscarora)
3RD: Kloe George (Tuscarora).
 
BOYS (6-12)
1ST: Lovey Lyons (Tuscarora)
2ND: Errick Antone (Oneida)
3RD: Kelvin George (Tuscarora).
 
TEEN GIRLS (13-17)
1ST: Arriana Smith (Tuscarora)
2ND: Courtney Doolittle (Onondaga)
3RD: Quinna Hamby (Tuscarora).
 
TEEN BOYS (13-17)
1ST: Sequoia Hill (Seneca); 2ND
Eli Dowdy (Tuscarora)
3RD: Sako Elijah (Oneida).
 
WOMEN (18-49)
1ST: Kerriann Spruce (Tonawanda Seneca)
2ND: Jocelyn Jones (Seneca)
3RD: Brittany Clause (Cayuga).
 
MEN (18-49)
1ST: Heath Hill (Oneida)
2ND: David Smith (Mohawk)
3RD: Jessie George (Seneca).
 
WOMEN GOLDEN AGE (50+)
1ST: Dinah Lou Porter (Mohawk)
2ND: Jerrie Lee Printup (Tuscarora)
3RD: Tracey Tracey (Tonawanda Seneca).
 
MENS GOLDEN AGE (50+)
1ST: Orville Greene (Tuscarora).
 
 
 
2016 Hand Drum Contest
1ST: Adah Shenandoah (Oneida)
2ND: Vern Longboat (Seneca)
3RD: Eli Dowdy (Tuscarora)
 
 
 
Ben Cusick Classic Horseshoe Tournament
Winner: Chuck Jacobs (Cayuga) and Mark Winker (from Tuscarora).
Runnerup: Lance Sanford (Seneca) and Chad Winker (Tuscarora).
 
 
 
(121 registrations, 118 finishers)
1. Corey Brown (Tonawanda, NY)
2. Joseph Norris (Tonawanda, NY)
3. John Kachelmeyer (Ann Arbor, MI)
4. Christopher Smykal (Amherst, NY)
5. Glenn Laderer (Wheatfield, NY)
6. Matthew Parham (Buffalo, NY)
7. Jose Quiros (Medina, NY)
8. Michael Schmidt (Sanborn, NY)
9. Kenneth Wagner (Niagara Falls, NY)
10. Nathan Roberts (Tonawanda, NY)
11. Andrew Small (Pendleton, NY)
12. William Rickard (Middleport, NY)
13. Lindsey Steeprock (Irving, NY)
14. Fred Luongo (Buffalo, NY)
15. Tom Lepage (Youngstown, NY)
 
 
 
(61 registrations, 61 finishers)
1. David Kennedy (Fairport, NY)
2. Charles Rickard (Middleport, NY)
3. Zachary Richbart (Lockport, NY)
4. Hayley Richbart (Lockport, NY)
5. Connor Green (Sanborn, NY)
6. Michael Brown (Tonawanda, NY)
7. Olivia Cinquino (Amherst, NY)
8. Iris Curtis (Lewiston, NY)
9. Emma Baker-Terhaar (Amherst, NY)
10. Gabrielle Capton (Niagara Falls, NY)
11. Elaine McGrath (Newfane, NY)
12. Maddex Clarke (Irving, NY)
13. Jenna Macaulay (Baldwinsville, NY)
14. Nina Hamby (Sanborn, NY)
15. John Nearhood (Lewiston, NY)

 

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change without notice.)

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SCHEDULE CHANGE: 7/9/16 - 3pm: Corn Bred is now playing, and 6pm: Theresa Bear Fox is now playing.

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FREE ADMISSION   *   FREE PARKING

Bring a Lawn Chair and a Picnic

NO Drugs and NO Alcohol Allowed on the Premises,

Including the Parking Lots.

 


We are located north of the Tuscarora Indian School, at the corner of Mt. Hope Road and Walmore Road, Lewiston 14092

See the map below for more details or Google Maps:

 

2016 picnic map

 

 


VENDOR RULES AND REGULATIONS

All Vendor Spaces are for Native Vendors Only

 

In order to promote and address safety concerns and respect for each vendor's space, the Picnic Committee has prepared the following changes for this year's Picnic:

 

PAYMENT

Fees for an approx. 12 x12 vendor space will be for one or both days:

With Electricity   $50.00                         Without Electricity   $40.00

If you are using electricity, you will be charged accordingly. If your tent/table exceeds 12 x 12, you will be charged accordingly. There will be collectors on both days to take payment, please be ready. Judy Judware will be in spot #14. You may check in with her to make additional payments for electricity or to register if you need a space. Judy and Clorissa Yellow and Lois Jercitano will be there if you need any help.

 

RULES

Vendors will be allowed to reserve spaces beginning June 20, 2016. No ropes or tapes necessary to mark spaces, in order to provide time for grove maintenance. Your space will be numbered on the grass with paint. Any ropes or tapes will be removed. Tents/tables may be set up July 5-9 in your designated space. Make reservations early so that you may pick the spot you want. call Judy or stop by her house to make your reservation and pay for the space. You have to pay first to be assured of your space. Thisis a new rule and will be enforced this year. It may change next year but for now this is how it is going to be done.

 

REGULATIONS

It is necessary that vendors do not sell the following as per Nation's wishes - these items are sold by the Nation in order to cover the cost of Picnic expenses/supples:

POP - WATER - FRY BREAD - CORN SOUP - HOT DOGS (INCLUDING SCONE DOGS) - HAMBURGERS - BUFFALO BURGERS - CHOWDER - COFFEE

For all vendors: Please DO NOT sell poppers - snappers - fart bombs - marshmallow guns - and other items that cause excessive debris and/are difficult to clean up.

KEEP YOUR SPACE CLEAN - TAKE CARE OF GARBAGE ON THE GROUND BEFORE CLOSING

AS ALWAYS: NO ALCOHOL AND NO DRUGS, NO FIREWORKS ARE PERMITTED OR TOLERATED ON THE GROUNDS, AND THE SALE OF WEAPONS ARE PROHIBITED.

 

Nya:we for your cooperation!

Please be patient with us - we are trying to be more organized and we have a lot to learn. Let us know if you have any concerns or ideas to make our picnic better. Many thanks to all that have helped us, and our great "Nation", for making this event possible.

To reserve a space call: Judy Judware #716-310-3550

If you have any concerns OR ideas, you can write them down and drop it in my mailbox. You do not have to put your name on it.

 

 


 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

10K RACE AND 2.5 MILE FUN RUN

   7/9/16, 9AM: For information about the race and to register please check out the Its Your Race website HERE.

 

2016 MARGARET WILLIAMS RICKARD Raised Beadwork Competition

   7/9/16, 12pm: Click HERE for categories and rules for this years competition.

 

BEN CUSICK MEMORIAL Horseshoe Contest

   7/9/16, 12pm: Contest starts at noon and continues all day. Please sign up before noon by the Nation tent.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - ATHLETICS

LAX-WOMENS: Women's field lacrosse game. 2PM. 7/9/16.

SOFTBALL: Lil girls softball game. age 14 yrs + under. 2PM. 7/9/16.

LAX-BOYS: Boys' field lacrosse game. 13 yrs + under. 3PM. 7/9/16.

SOFTBALL: Seasoned ladies vs. young ones. 4PM. 7/9/16.

BASKETBALL: 3-on-3 basketball tourney. Begins after the opening on Saturday, July 9th.

 

 


PICNIC HISTORY

The Tuscarora Nation Picnic and Field Day began around 1840 and is the oldest field day held in Niagara County. The exact year it was started is unknown and additionally, the Picnic was not held during World War II.

For the first 100 years the Picnic was held at the National grove in a wooded area east of Walmore Road, a half-mile North of route 31, Saunders Settlement Road. The Picnic was designed to celebrate the Nation and to include our non-native friends and neighbors. During the early days, the picnic included foot races, lacrosse games and performances by the National Silver Cornet of Tuscarora. People would bring lunch and they would eat with their family and relatives.

In 1939 the Picnic moved to its current home north of the Tuscarora Indian School. The program has evolved to include an entertainment program, native foods, and vendors selling arts and crafts. The first Tuscarora Princess Contest was held in 1964 on Friday evening, expanding the picnic to two days. Race volunteers increased the Picnic program by holding a 10k race and 2.5 mile fun run on Saturday morning in 1980. Recently the Picnic has expanded more by sharing the Ben Cusick Memorial Horseshoe Tournament, Iroquois Smoke Dance Competition, and the Margaret Williams Memorial Tuscarora Raised-Beadwork Competition.

The Two-day affair now includes a wider music selection, more activities and vendors, and variety of traditional foods and drinks. To this day, the entire event is run by volunteers dedicated to bringing a great event to the Tuscarora people. Remember to thank those that give their time and service to their Nation and community. Nya:we. Please join us for this wonderful weekend at Tuscarora. 

[No alcohol and no drugs allowed on the premises, including the parking lots.]

 


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