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Another Successful Bird Fair

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2 curious b&gIf you didn't make it out to the Indian Summer Exotic Bird Fair yesterday, you missed a great event.  At times you couldn't stir the crowd with a stick.  Several members of a hobbyist photography group took some great pictures, some of which will be posted here and on our Facebook page.  Also check out what Bill Dungan posted at Flicker and this B&G photo.

These semi-annual events could not be possible if it weren't for the extraordinary volunteer efforts of the club members, and especially the Board members.  Several people commented that this was a better show than some they have attended that are produced by for-profit companies which have paid staff.  That is satisfying to hear since these hours are given outside the jobs worked to support our birdy habits.  To all these great volunteers, a round of applause.

And a great big thank you to all the vendors, and the public who came to buy from them.  The monies we make from these events go to bird research and rescue organizations, and to bring in speakers to our monthly meetings.  If you haven't attended one of our meetings, you're invited anytime.  We're always happy to spread the word about our wonderful pets and how to best provide for them.  Come to the next meeting on September 22 at the Hardesty Library starting at 2:00.  We'd really like to see you.

HEY FOLKS, WE ARE ON FACEBOOK

This has been a long time coming, but we are now on Face Book. You can reach our page by going to https://www.facebook.com/okbirds2013. Tell all your friends and pass the word. Don't forget to click "like". I'll see you there.

Thank You note

One of our favorite people, Betty Brewer, who has collected feathers from our club members for many years has forwarded the following Thank You note:

"I've now got a lot of beautiful feathers I've been sorting and cleaning (and will be for a long time to come) thanks to you. Hope you know (and will pass it on to others who contributed) how very much I appreciate your generous gifts and how honored I am that you allow me to be their keeper. My wife marvels at how much I enjoy sorting through all these bags and placing each feather in a particular pile of like size, color (or what distinguishes them), then put them in ziplock bags. May be doing it all winter as time allows. As I continue to sort, clean and store them, I'll send you pics that you can share with others to see how I respect and honor these feathers. I imagine these feathers will become "florals" or decorations on the larger feathers for hair ornaments, fans, tops for gourd dance and NAC (church) rattles, used on bandoliers or to adorn medicine bags/scarfs, etc. They will get used in some special way. Also, I have some kachinas that are missing small feathers, that I will restoreand bring them back to life. Feathers, to me any way, are like water - in that the more you have, the more you can do to bring life through them. Needless to say, they will not go to waste. With so many, some will have to wait, but they'll know they have a future and a purpose - and hopefully will bring joy to someone someday. I'll simply say "Thank You" again

Lee

Remember Betty Brewer will pick up feathers you want to donate. Contact her by email at omuzuki@windstream.net