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Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:41

MCN to host 13th annual Spring Celebration for local youth

BEGGS, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Child and Youth Coalition (TCYC) is pleased to announce the 13th annual Spring Celebration to be held March 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Beggs High School.

This year’s theme is ‘Youth Celebrating Traditions’ and will teach Mvskoke culture through stickball, archery, storytelling and stompdance demonstrations. Stompdance is the traditional, ceremonial dance of the Muscogee (Creek) people. Attendees will be able to connect with tribal resources as well as participate in other activities such as face painting and inflatables.

“The theme of Youth Celebrating Traditions will be very evident in the activities at this event,” said MCN Youth Services Director Nancy Mason.

The Spring Celebration is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided and families and children 18 and under will be eligible for door prizes.

“We have also encouraged our community centers to get their members to the event in an effort to win various community prizes that are focused on health,” Mason said. “One community prize even includes a set of stickball sticks and community leader Jimmy Deere will also come to the community to help the members learn more about what the game really means.”

TCYC is an organization made up of different MCN departments and programs with a mission to increase child wellness, promote responsible parenting and to ensure that children are thriving in safe, supportive and healthy environments.