NEWS

Harvest Feast Draws Large Crowd

MAYETTA:  Outside last night there was a large harvest moon beaming bright on the reservation while inside the Bingo Hall a feast of harvest was taking place.  Over 230 Potawatomi and friends gathered together to enjoy an evening meal that was hosted by the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) staff that is a part of the Health Center.

Volunteers worked all day to prepare the evening meal that consisted of  buffalo, deer, turkey and turtle, fry bread, desserts and a variety of vegetables that were grown in the community gardens last year.  The purpose of the dinner was to enjoy the meal and to learn how to become a part of the gardening effort in the future.

Below are photographs from last night’s event.

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Health Center staff that helped register guests were, left to right, Verna Simon, Eddie Joe Mitchell, Jerry Briscoe, Nicky Dugan, and Joanne Little Sun.

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The crowd going through the line and eating dinner.

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Elders were served first.

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At left is Geraldine Shopteese Masqua, 85, with her daughter Lilly Hall.

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Goffy making fry bread.

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Kathy Sterbenz is the new registered nurse on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) staff.  Not pictured but on the DPP staff is Carol Shopteese, manager,Cory Wabski, lifestyle fitness coach and Eddie Joe Mitchell, traditional gardener.