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Oct. 17, 2013
HCC to observe American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 5
By Jaime DiLauro
Roanoke Valley Early College PR & Marketing Intern
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) will host its fifth annual American Indian Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. in The Centre. This event provides an opportunity to learn about American Indian culture and traditions.

North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs Executive Director Gregory A. Richardson will give the keynote address. Haliwa-Saponi Tribe Youth Services Director Sharon Berrun will provide a dance demonstration.

Vendors will include: Alvin Evans (gourds), Karen Harley (corn husk dolls), Burnedette Lee (soap), Brian and Trina Lynch (silver jewelry), David Lynch (bows and arrows), Henry Lynch (woodcrafting) and Matilda Mills (beaded jewelry). American Indian cuisine will be offered by Mills on Wheels. A limited number of tickets for meal samples will be distributed on the day of the event.

This event is free and open to the public. It is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant. For more information, contact Margaret Murga at 252-536-7242.
Halifax Community College’s Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239