The three new Seminole Nation Princesses include:
Annual Quilt Auction set for October 25
The Seminole Nation Domestic Violence program will host their annual banquet and quilt auction on Saturday, October 25 at the Seminole State College Kelly Haney Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the Quilt Auction will assist victims of domestic violence and their families.
For more information about ticket sales, quilt donations and table purchases, please contact Ericka Pinion at (405) 257-7205.
For more information about the Seminole Nation Domestic Violence Program, call (405) 382-3762.
Grisso Mansion to host haunted ghost tours in October
The Grisso Mansion will open its doors each Thursday night in October to take visitors on a hunted ghost tour of the grounds. Nightly tours will begin at 7:00 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes on October 16, 23, and 30.
Hot chocolate and s'mores will be served at the end of each tour.
Tours are by reservation only. Tickets are $10.
For more information, or to make a reservation, call (405) 382-2445
The Seminole Nation Honor Guard was selected to participate in this year’s National Memorial Day ceremonies at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. on May 26, 2014.
This is only the sixth time that a Native American color guard has presented the colors at the national ceremony since its start in 1864.
There were over 5,000 visitors in attendance for the Memorial Day Ceremony.
Rex Hailey, Seminole Nation Honor Guard Commander and Desert Storm Veteran; Barney Mitchell, Vietnam Veteran; Phillip Coon, Vietnam Veteran; and Tecumseh Underwood, Cold War Veteran carried the flags in the parade of colors at Arlington Memorial Amphitheatre, which featured US President Barack Obama as the keynote speaker.
“It’s a great honor to be here, not only for the Seminole Nation tribe, but also for the honor guard,” Hailey said.
The color guard, along with Seminole Nation Principal Chief Leonard M. Harjo and National Native American Veterans Commander Donald E. Loudner, also had the opportunity to lay the Native American Veterans wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
“We enjoyed this experience, and it’s one thing I will never will forget,” said Hailey.