21st Annual Chikasha Ittafama (Chickasaw Reunion) scheduled for May 3-4 at Kullihoma

KULLIHOMA - Hundreds of Chickasaws and guests will gath­er May 3-4 at Kullihoma for the annual Chikasha Ittafama (Chick­asaw Reunion).

Chickasaw culture, tradition and fellowship will be featured at the reunion. Festivities kick off at 6 p.m., Friday, May 3 with a meal, prayers and stomp dancing.

A full day of fun for the whole family is set for Saturday, May 4. Events include cornstalk shoot competitions, horseshoes, chun­key, artistic and educational dem­onstrations and more.

Everyone is invited to join in the domino tournament each eve­ning in the council house.

A singles tournament will be played Friday, followed by a dou­bles tournament Saturday eve­ning.

See below for a schedule of events:

Friday, May 3

Welcome and Prayer, Honor Guard 6-6:20 p.m.
Dinner 6:25-7:30 p.m.
Domino Tournament (Singles) 7:15-10 p.m.
Cornhole Tournament (Singles) 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Youth and Adult Stickball So­cial Games 7:30-8 p.m.
Social Stomp Dance 8-10 p.m.

Saturday, May 4

Cornstalk Shoot, located at the ball field 8 a.m.-Noon **Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.**
Fishing Derby 9-10 a.m.
Welcoming and Prayer 10-10:15 a.m.
Chunkey Tournament 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Children’s Tent 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Cultural Classes 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Trail Rides with Chickasaw Rangers 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Loksi Races 11:20 a.m.-Noon
Stickball Registration Noon-12:30 p.m.
Traditional Meal 12:30-2 p.m.
Stickball Tournament 1-7 p.m.
Horseshoe Tournament, locat­ed at the ball field 1:30-5 p.m.
Squirrel Stick Throw 2-3 p.m.
Archery Demonstration 2-5 p.m.
Martial Arts Demonstration 5:30-6 p.m.
Dinner 6-7 p.m.
Domino Tournament (Doubles) 7-9 p.m.
Stomp Dance 9 p.m.

To reach the reunion site, take State Highway 1 east from Ada. Travel to the Kullihoma sign seven miles east. Turn right and travel three miles east and one mile south.

For more information, contact Dixie Brewer at (580) 622-7140.