Happy August, y'all!
We hope this month has treated you well thus far. We are deep in planning mode, getting ready for Seminole Days. So we are pretty excited and can't wait to see all of you on September 15-17.
This Seminole Days will mark the 145th anniversary of the Seminole Indian Scouts Cemetery.
(More details can be found further down in the newsletter.)
August Meeting and Cemetery Cleanup -
Saturday, August 12
On Saturday, August 12, members of SISCA gathered at the cemetery to participate in our monthly cleanup. It was a beautiful morning. The sun greeted us, and it was bright and strong the whole time we were out there. We worked from 8AM-12PM. Thank you to Diane Flowers for providing sandwiches and chips and potato salad and thank you to Beverly A. Kelly for providing water.
At 1PM, we gathered at the Carver School for our monthly meeting. During the meeting, several important issues were discussed and voted on. We finalized plans for Seminole Days and voted to have a hamburger sale on September 9. Most importantly, the members who were in attendance unanimously voted to rescind the Absentee Seminole Tribe's proposed fence line renovation project.
We believe that it is important to make it clear that the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery Association, which was founded in 1967, has no interest in merging with any other group, but we are happy to work with any group that is willing to respectfully work with us.
San Antonio Fundraiser - Saturday, August 19
On Saturday, August 19, from 11AM - 2PM, our secretary Corina Torralba Harrington held a BBQ plate sale/fundraiser for the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery Association at Brackenridge Park in San Antonio. The BBQ plates were pre-sold, and she was overwhelmed by how well it all turned out. We are grateful to her for all of her hard work, and while we were thanking her, Corina was quick to point out that she could not have done this by herself. She had a team made up of family and friends who donated food, helped prepare it, and helped serve it. She and SISCA would like to thank the following people: Lee Torralba, Ana Gutierrez, Miriam Torralba, Saul Arias, Gloria Romero, Fracia Flores, Alexa Davila, Jacqueline Gonzales, Glelia Nombrana, Amparo Guitierrez, Lee Jay Krueger, Brian Harrington Jr, Brian Harrington Sr, David Stautzenberger, Charlie Delgado, and Gabriel Cabrera.
Upcoming Fundraiser - Hamburger Sale -
Saturday, September 9
Saturday, September 9 is going to be a busy day for the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery Association. On this day, we plan to have a cemetery cleanup, a monthly meeting, and a hamburger plate sale. We hope that you will join us for all three scheduled events, but we really hope that you will stop by the Carver School and buy a delicious hamburger from us. The hamburger sale will start at 11AM.
Seminole Days 2017
WE CAN'T WAIT! Seminole Days is less than a month away. Every year, around this time, we become busier than little bees as we finalize our preparations and anticipate the fun, fellowship, education, and food that will be had over this three-day celebration. A special addition to our annual festivities is Joseph Hill's documentary. It will be screened at the Brackett ISD auditorium. We are very humbled that he has brought this to us before it is viewed by anyone else.
Are you interested in participating in our parade? Would you like to be a vendor? Would you like to volunteer? Contact us on any of our social media sites or call Augusta Pines at 830.309.4663.
Is it time to renew your membership? Our website makes it easy. Just click the button below to become a new member or to renew your membership. Or you can send us your check by mail, if you prefer. Your membership is very important to us.
Monthly Meeting - Saturday, September 9, 2017
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, September 9, at the Carver School at 1 PM. Among other things, we will be continuing to plan for our annual Seminole Days celebration. We encourage you to attend and to bring snacks and drinks. More importantly, we hope that you will bring your great ideas. We look forward to seeing you next month.
We have so much to be thankful for. We would like to say "thank you" to everyone who has donated money, volunteered their time, visited the museum, or shown an interest in the history of the Black Seminoles and the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery Association. One million thank yous!