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CAPE GAZETI - Friday, September I - Monday, September 4, 2006 - 11 Nanticoke Powwow a celebration of culture Event set Sept. 9-10 near Millsb0r0 For their upcoming celebration, a major event in Sussex County, many members of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe have been planning and laboring to insure their 29th annual Powwow is even more exciting than in years past. The tribal chief, tribal council, program directors, committee chairpersons and their volunteers invite and welcome everyone to attend and learn about Nanticoke history and culture throughout the last 400 years. This celebration will be held Sept. 9-10, in Longneck/Millsboro in a friendly, wooded area with ample parking for visitors including school and tour buses and motorcycles. Tribal trams will be used to trans- port visitors from the parking area Funeral Continued from page 140 starting off in tbe key of F and "God Bless America" in F. It is expected that the combined bands of the Dixie Cats and the Jazz Funeral Irregulars will have up to 10 pieces. The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral was founded by Moss Wagner who was the guest of honor for the 2005 Jazz Funeral. Wagner is a former town council member and owner of the Bethany Beach Ice Cream Parlor and Moss Boss' Ice Cream Shop. Wagner's idea was to have a party to cele- brate the closing of the resort sea- son in a town where there is a def- inite beginning and end to' the summer season. Now a resident of Crested Butte, Colo. where he owns and operates a message therapy busi- ness, Wagner said, "The Jazz Funeral started as a little celebra- tion for locals...I felt like doing a festival, and it evolved into a the- atrical, fun event." Wagner is still entertaining peo- ple as a weekend deejay at KBUT- FM in Crested Butte that can be accessed at www.kbut.org. In the past he hosted a 50s and 60s music show as well as a special Fourth of July broadcast. From" the very beginning of the Jazz Funeral, founder Wagner encouraged participants to "dress in costume and have a great time." At any given Jazz Funeral, spectators might see the grave dig- ger, the widow, Santa Claus, the cowboy, Batman, the official pho- tographer, the diva, Elmo, any one of a dozen Disney characters and various loose interpretations of black funeral attire. Band mem- bers and Jazz Funeral committee members are usually outfitted with a Jazz Funeral T-shirt. The 2006 Jazz Funeral festivi- ties will revolve around this year's slogan, We Bury Summer & Raise the Roof. to the powwow site. About 40 tribal American Indian vendors will be on site with a variety of items for sale such as arts and crafts, clothing, Jewelry, paintings, pottery, videos, DVDs, CDs, and much more. Food vendors will provide chicken, hotdogs, fries, fish, ham- burgers, succotash, Indian tacos, Indian frybread, and Pepsi prod- ucts to drink. All day parking including admission is $8 per car, walk-in admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children, $5 for motorcycles, $25 for buses plus $2 per person on the bus, with the driver respon- sible for collecting fees for each bus. Highway signs on John J. Williams Highway, between Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach and Route 113 in Millsboro will guide visitors to the parking area/pow- wow site. Part of this is a series of brief reflections and recollections by Bethany residents, politicos and business people. Local businessman Art Antal, Town Councilman Harry Steele, local resident Jean Sullivan and a representative from Habitat for Humanity are scheduled to present their blithe comments and per- spectives about the summer of 2006. Those who are enjoying the final days of their vacations are encouraged to stay around to wit- ness the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral while locals can breathe a sign of relief that the traditional summer season has drawn to a close. The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral is a festive occasion where locals and tourists alike can celebrate the end of another sum- mer season for entirely different reasons. The 2006 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral is a Labor Day Farewell to Summer Parade and Celebration that is free to the pub- lic and is based on the Jazz The Grand Entry of flag bearers and American Indian dancers will be Saturday at noon, with the sec- ond dance session at 3:30 p.m.. Sunday begins with an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m. and Grand Entry and dancing at 1:30 p.m. Except during Sunday worship service, seating is provided for powwow participants, dancers, and handicapped individuals only. Visitors should bring a lawn chair and a friend. This event is family oriented so bring the children to enjoy native face painting and storytelling. For more information, call the Nanticoke Indian Center at 302- 945-3400 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, 9 am. to 1 p.m., Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, or the Nanticoke Museum at 945-7022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or emall nanticok @ verizon.net. Funerals made famous in New Orleans. A partial list of those who have donated gift certificates or mer- chandise and who have provided support for the Jazz Funeral include Pepsi Jazz/Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Dangerously Delicious Pies, The Frog House, Bethany Bytes, TKO Designs, Christy's Keepsakes, Bethany Beach Books, Baja Beach House Grill, Mani Wowi, RE/MAX By the Sea, Bethany Blues, Artful Bean Coffee Shop, Patsy's Gourmet, Bethany Resort Furnishings, Quiet Resorts Public Relations, DiFebo's Restaurant, Bethany Beach Video, Homeworks Floor Coverings, Delaware Massage Network, Vickie York at the Beach Realty, Clarksville GoodYear Service, the Good Feet Store, Sea Level, Jim "Santa Claus" McGinniss, Candy Kitchen, Dave's Surplus and oth- ers as well as perpetual sponsors Parkway Restaurant, Jordan's Rooftop, Harpoon Hanna's, White Marlin Mall and Dr. Elizabeth Reilly DPM. File photo The Nantieoke Indian Powwow features plenty of dancing. At the conclusion of the events, those who attend the Jazz Funeral and Silent Auction are encouraged to enjoy the rest of the evening by dining at local restaurants in Bethany Beach. To help out with the event, call and leave a mes- sage at 537-1585. Do Yoo Wont the FRESHEST & MO00T AFFORDABLE SEAFOOD IN TOWN? THEN GC,E ;H!