Thank you Ken and Julia for your $5,000 contribution to this educational Native American Harvest festival where we plan to honor our veterans and first responders and help reconnect our youth to the land.
Your contribution helps plant Balance, Harmony, Generosity, Fortitude, and Bravery into the lives of many. We are blessed to call you neighbors and friends. We can’t thank you enough for your kindness and generosity.
Thank you Bank of Clarke County for planting harmony and balance with your $200 donation to The Gathering.
Your contribution helps us adopt four dancers, helping bring this historic festival to the region.
In gratitude for your $7,500 contribution, we would like to explain what this means to our mission and our culture, which in turn enriches the understanding of all who are touched by your giving. However, other than THANK YOU, words seem insufficient to express our full gratitude.
We seek to help leaders first, and bring recognition to the contributions that the Indigenous of the Americas have made to the globe, in order to help reduce suffering in the world.
Your helping us, helps us, help others. Thank you for catching the spirit of our vision. Thank you for helping us help the children, teachers, artists, veterans, elders and families. THANK YOU just doesn’t seem to be enough to express the difference your giving makes. Your giving is worth thousands of pictures and words and you are the epitome of commUNITY spirit. Sincerely, Chris White and René White, Lt. Col. USAF (Retired) Sanctuary on the Trail™ - Bringing an Indian Village to Bluemont, Virginia.
American Legion Helps Bring Native American Women Warriors Color Guard for Grand Entry - BEHIND THE SCENES for THE GATHERING
All Veterans and Uniformed Services are Invited to
The Lloyd Williams Post 41 in Berryville Virgina donated $100 to support the Native American Women Warriors (NAWW) Honor Guard for The Gathering scheduled for Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds located at 890 West Main Street Berryville, VA 22611.
NAWW founder Mitchelene BigMan is flying in for The Gathering and staying in Winchester Va. Other female veterans are also coming to join her. The Women Warriors wear full jingle-dress regalia to present the colors at the Grand Entry - opening this historical traditional Harvest Dance on Saturday Oct. 31 (at noon) and Sunday Nov. 1 (at 1:00 pm).
This is an exciting multi-cultural event in our community and we hope many of our members will be able to attend."
POST CARD: Thank you Wells Fargo for Your Bravery Sponsorship at the $5,000 Level - Behind the Scenes for The Gathering
Bluemont VA -- Wells Fargo leadership has embraced the Spirit of The Gathering and gave forward at the "Bravery" Level-5 planting “Balance, Harmony, Generosity, Fortitude and Bravery” helping connect communities to communities. Testimonials
"Wells Fargo is our official bank for The Gathering and official sponsors to help bring this historic community event to North West Virginia," said elder council member René White, retired Lt. Col. and executive director for The Gathering.
"Wells Fargo, you are living up to your motto "Bank Wherever Life Takes You," -- life is taking many of us to The Gathering and your giving helps make this dream a reality," Sue Peoples elder council member for The Gathering.
"The level and caliber of Well's Fargo's participation helps create space for people of all ages and backgrounds to get outdoors and celebrate humanity together. Thank you Wells Fargo," Glenda Skelley elder council member for The Gathering.
BEHIND THE SCENES: "Community" is Planting This All-Exciting Seed of Thanksgiving and Humanity -- "The Gathering"
A community is coming together in a very unique way for this experiment in humanity and thanksgiving that we call “The Gathering.”
Thank you Chip Schutte Real Estate Team for buying ad space so that our non-profits could receive a full page ad in the next The Observer magazine this month. There are no adequate words to express our thankfulness.
A lot is to be said about the caliber of your commitment as a planter of this all-exciting seed of possibilities. The Gathering is a seed we are planting together. Thank you Chip Schutte Real Estate Team.
Bluemont VA -- Local residents Ken and Julia Falke have embraced the Spirit of The Gathering and gave forward at the "Bravery" Level-5 planting “Balance, Harmony, Generosity, Fortitude and Bravery” helping connect communities to communities.
"We had no plans to ask Ken and Julia for a contribution; after all, for what they do to help our military veterans in the United States we could not ask them to give more of themselves nor their resources," said elder council member René White, retired Lt. Col. and executive director for The Gathering.
"The level and caliber of Ken and Julia’s participation helps create space for a new and elevated “Spirit in Thanksgiving and Humanity,” Glenda Skelley elder council member for The Gathering.
"There are no words to describe our thankfulness to their compassion, generosity and gesture of pure humanity," Sue Peoples elder council member for The Gathering.
"Ken and Julia embody a model of thanksgiving and humanity which is the Spirit of The Gathering. Thank you Ken and Julia," said elder council member Chris (Comeswithclouds) White spiritual advisor to The Gathering council of elders.
Embrace the Spirit
of The Gathering
Oct. 21-22, 2017
Clarke County Fairgrounds
890 W Main St.
Berryville, VA 22611
~70 mi NW of D.C. Metro
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Bed & Breakfast
Behind The Scenes
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