Powwow to be held in Hobart Oct. 3


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The 14th annual Hobart Powwow will be held on Oct. 3 at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds.

The Hobart Powwow became a reality in 2001 in conjunction with Hobart’s 100th birthday celebration.

It is the organizers’ goal to continue the Native American tradition for Hobart and surrounding communities.

It will be held at the show barn on the fairgrounds. There are no bleachers so attendees are advised to bring their own lawn chairs.

Contest categories include men’s fancy and straight, ladies’ buckskin and cloth, junior boys, junior girls and tiny tots.

The schedule is as follows: Flag raising, 7 a.m.; Gourd dance, 2 p.m.; Supper break, 5:30 p.m.; Grand entry, 7 p.m.

Arts and crafts vendors are welcome. There is a $25 set-up fee and a donated raffle item.

Head staff includes Mikeahla Unah, Powwow princess; David Geimausaddle & Butch Tahsequah, masters of ceremonies; Joe “Fish” Dupoint, head singer; Theodore “Chink” Toppah, head gourd dancer; Josiah Hair, head man dancer; Sharon Flowers, head lady dancer.

A special invitation has been extended to the Kiowa Tribal Princess Theresa Kiley.

Invited guests include the Kiowa Tia-Piah Society and the Gulf Coast Tia-Piah Society.

Indian Tacos will be sold all day starting at 11 a.m. at the Fair barn. Dine-in or carryout available.

For more information, contact Ernie Kauahquo at (580) 450-6048, Scott Kauahquo at (580) 682-1857 or Richard Kauahquo at (580) 620-1856.

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