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PCI Pow Wow

Great dancing, great weather and great food made for an outstanding Poarch Creek Indian Pow Wow Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.

Thousands chose to spend Thanksgiving and the day after at the 47th Annual Pow Wow which offered entertainment and activities for the entire family.

This year’s event featured 310 registered dancers.

The gate count for Thursday was 9,221, and for Friday was 8,016.

One of the highlights of the Poarch Creek Indian Pow Wow is the introduction of the princesses for the coming year. Making their debut at Pow Wow were, from left, Little Miss Princess: Yanasa Alvarez; Elementary Princess: Tehya Rolin; Junior Princess: Hope Tucker; Senior Princess: Gabriella McGhee; Elder Princess: Beatrice Presley.


Tribal Council members, from left, Keith Martin, At Large; Eddie Tullis, Treasurer; Charlotte Meckel, Secretary; Arthur Mothershed, At Large; Sandy Hollinger, At Large; Dewitt Carter, At Large; Robbie McGhee, Vice Chairman. Not pictured are Stephanie Bryan, Council Chair and CEO; and Garvis Sells, At Large.


The Grand Entry – A moving traditions as the flags are presented: Poarch Creek Indians, State of Alabama, United States, and POW-MIA.


There’s fierce competition among tribal dancers.


Always a crowd at Pow Wow.


News photo by Ditto Gorme