Held at the Student Union Building, Reed College, Portland, OR. Nearly 100 persons attended. The food was served buffet-style after the households had been instructed. Entertainment was provided by Raymond the Muskrat, a piper, Michael, a juggler and fool, the Madrigal Singers, and Erin, a bellydancer. The poetry and song contest on the subject of House Oakenshield and allies was won by Janet of Arden. The Most Courtly Gentleman was deemed to be Baron Michael of Dragonswood. Briere of the Deep Woods won the pastry competition with her Conventry Cakes. There was Nordic wrestling, dancing, singing, and other revelry.
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