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   Annual Elders Fair Held at Northern Lights
May 22, 2014
By Glenda Embry, Tribal Public Information Officer
New Town – Earlier this month the Tribal Elder program celebrated their annual Elder Fair at the Northern Lights Building in New Town.  It was held in conjunction with National Older Americans Month. Each May, the nation celebrates Older American Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year, the focus was on injury prevention with the theme Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.
   Elders from White Shield and Mandaree were bused to the Northern Lights for the event. Elders from every Segment on the reservation were there and about a hundred people participated. Screening booths to check blood sugar for diabetes and blood pressure were set up and many of the elders took advantage of the opportunity to get screened. There was bingo, tongue rattling, war whoops and other games with prizes for those who won. Lunch was served and a race with 4-man teams was organized. In keeping with the national theme of keeping healthy, a tag team race was set up. Each person was to walk as fast as they could, circle a chair at the end of the course and tag the team partner next in line. The object was to see who could walk the fastest, circle the chair without knocking it over and finish the course in the least amount of time.  About twenty people participated.
Tag Team Winners L to R: Glenda Embry, Pearl Ross, Gloria Fast Dog and Cheryl Bruce.
  Frances Baker and Phyllis Howard pose for a photo.
Three Affiliated Tribes
404 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763