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7TH ANNUAL POWWOW ON MANATAWNY CREEK HAS BEEN CANCELLED

It saddens me deeply to have to announce that The PowWow on Manatawny Creek, scheduled to take place on August 29/30, 2020 in Pottstown, PA, is cancelled due to the ongoing threat of the COVID19 pandemic.  While we had held out hope that the circumstances would be better by the end of August, the persistence of this virus has proven to be overwhelming.  Out of respect for our volunteers, performers, guests and vendors, we felt that the threat of the possibility of this ugly virus infecting anyone associated with our event and the community was simply not worth continuing with the schedule.

The importance of remaining safe and healthy is utmost in our concern and I pray that you will understand our decision.

The news and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused us to pay closer attention to the messages and warnings being made by media and government officials as we prepared for our 7th Annual PowWow on Manatawny Creek.  Our PowWow is one that I know we all look forward to as we come together to celebrate with friends, family and neighbors.  It is an opportunity to share our love and respect with others and to teach a lesson of fellowship in dance and song.  It isn’t easy putting this event together.  There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle and I am always anxious up to the moment of Grand Entry, hoping we got it right.  But I am ever grateful for the support and encouragement I get from the community and all of you.

As this Pandemic continues to impose its viral impact on our communities it is very likely that the current responsibility which we all share in either practicing healthy distances from one another or otherwise quarantining ourselves will not soon be ended.

REGRETFULLY, WE ARE CANCELLING THE “POWWOW ON MANATAWNY CREEK” FOR THIS YEAR.  WE PRAY WE WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN DURING THE FIRST WEEKEND OF MAY 2021.

I hope that you will understand our reason for making this difficult decision but as it has become undeniably apparent that this disease is not going to simply disappear in a month, it would be irresponsible to encourage anybody to participate in a gathering such as this at this time.

I will be posting any updates as to our rescheduled celebration over these Facebook pages: “PowWow on Manatawny Creek”, “Reflections of Turtle Island”, “Pottstown Parks Foundation” and “Pottstown Apropos”, as well as my website “nativeheritagespirit.com.”, so stay in touch.  My prayers and thoughts are with and for all the people of this our Turtle Island.

Please check this website in the near future for further announcements.

Take care of yourselves, be cautious and Be Well

Ronnie Williams

                                         

Be Safe and Be Well

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