Wednesday, August 23, 2006

French heritage celebrated this weekend near Red Lake Falls

AFRAN, the Association of the French of the North, is celebrating French heritage this weekend with several events planned for Friday through Sunday at Old Crossing Heritage Days. Admission is free to all the events, which are appropriate for all ages. They will take place at Old Crossing and Treaty Park 10 miles west of Red Lake Falls

The celebration kicks off Friday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. with a bonfire gathering full of songs and storytelling. Clayworks of Red Lake Falls will also be digging a pit and building a fire for Raku pottery firing. The finished pots will be put on display early Saturday morning.

On Saturday, the event begins at 1 p.m. with a performance by fiddler Sierra Noble accompanied by dancers. Other scheduled activities include a presentation by Father Bill Sherman on the French Canadians of North Dakota. Noble returns to the stage at 4 p.m. Sherman will lead the Mass at the Shrine of Our Blessed Mother near the park at 4:30 p.m.
[snip] Crookston Daily Times

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