By Pat Perrier
June 15, 2007
In a few weeks, Ketchikan will be host to a celebration of our tradition, and this event will include the dignitaries from Gero City and Kanayama, as well as the White Dragon Drummers from Kanayama. Our success would not have happened without our community involvement and support, and we invite you to help us celebrate.
On July 3rd, the drummers will perform free at the Plaza Mall at 12 noon. Then, at 4 pm, they will hold a drum workshop at Saxman. This workshop will be space-limited to 20 people, and reservations for the workshop can be made through the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council; the cost will be $10 per person. In the evening, there will be a Multicultural concert at Saxman Tribal House beginning at 7 pm; tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the Arts Council or MacPherson's Music.
On July 4th, look for the drummers in the July 4th Parade. There will also be a tree-planting at Schoenbar Middle School at 2 pm.
On July 5th, there will be reunion party for anyone who's been involved in the exchange program over the last 20 years (students, teachers, chaperones, homestays, past and present board members, etc.), beginning at 11 am at the US Coast Guard Crow's Nest. It will be a BBQ/potluck with meat provided; those attending can bring a dish of their choice, and any stories, memories, and photos of their exchange experience. At 6:30 pm, the White Dragon Drummers will hold a concert for the community at the Ted Ferry Civic Center; cost is $15 and tickets can be purchased from the Arts Council or at the door.
Please join in our celebration, and thank you, Ketchikan, for your continued support!
Received June 15, 2007 - Published June 15, 2007
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