From The Page (March, 1988):
March Crown, March 19-20, Canale (Turlock), Site opens 5 pm, Friday, March 18.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE APRIL PAGE. INFORMATION ON MARCH CORWN WILL APPEAR ONLY IN THIS ISSUE.
This year's March Crown is being held at Turlock Lake State Park, the site of Cynagua's Autumn Coronet for the last two years. This site is approximately 21 miles east of Modesto, and is 10 miles from the nearest store/facilities.
There is a fast to roaring river on site, so PLEASE be sure to SUPERVISE your smalls at ALL TIMES. Other restrictions are as follows:
1. No open campfires and no gathering of wood.
2. Small pets (cats, dogs, etc.) must be confined (cage or leash) at all times. This is a nature preserve, so if you bring falcons or other birds, you cannot let them fly. No livestock allowed.
There are flush privies and hot showers on site; potable water will be available. Parking is adequate, but limited. PLEASE carpool if you can.
There will be a merchant's row. Please contact Maelgwyn de Lyonesse for details to arrange space. He can be reached at (contact info omitted).
The site will be open at 5:00 pm on Friday. If you arrive early, the STATE may require you to pay a "day use" fee, in addition to the SCA site fee, which will be $3.00. No pavilions or campsites ON THE ERIC may be set up before the eric is laid out. This is due to space restrictions. If you set up where you do not belong, you will be asked to move. There will be NO exceptions to this policy. There will be a "quiet end" of camp, where noise restrictions will be enforced.
The Mistress of the Lists asks that as many as possible of those intending to compete in Crown sign up Friday evening. The Lists will be open from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday evening, and will reopen between 9 and 10:30 am Saturday morning. The Invocation of the Lists is scheduled for 11 am, and fighting will begin at 11:30. There will also be fighting Sunday, beginning at noon. Her Majesty invites any who will fight against Her Guard.
Opening Court is scheduled for 10 am Saturday, with Evening Court following the fighting. Court Sunday is scheduled for 2 pm. Peerage meetings will be held starting at 9am Sunday morning. The Order of the Laurel will meet first, followed by the Chivalry and the Pelicans.
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!!!! THIS IS A VERY DISCREET "WET SITE." PUBLIC DRUNKENESS AND/OR ANY DRINKING BY MINORS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED BY MUNDANE OR SCA AUTHORITIES!! IF A VIOLATION OCCURS, YOUR WHOLE GROUP WILL HAVE TO LEAVE. THIS IS OUT OF OUR CONTROL! BECAUSE OF SUCH PAST INCIDENTS, THE RANGERS HAVE PROMISED TO WATCH US VERY CAREFULLY. PLEASE, IT TOOK US FIVE YEARS TO GET THIS SITE AVAILABLE AFTER SUCH AN INCIDENT AT ANOTHER STATE PARK. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT ONE MORE INCIDENT AND THE SCA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE ANY STATE PARK AGAIN. THIS IS OUR BEST SITE IN THIS AREA, WE DO NOT WANT TO LOSE IT.
Health Warnings: Bring insect repellant -- the mosquitos can be nasty, even this early in the year. There is a lot of POISON OAK on site (another reason to supervise/confine smalls and pets). Depending on the weather, it may or may not be leafed out yet. Stay out of the brush -- besides being against park rules, poison oak stems are MORE dangerous than the leaves.
There will be a flyer available at the gate wtih site map/info. If you wish to submit pertinent information into the flyer, or wish more details on the above, please contact Anne Barton (contact info omitted). You may leave a message on the machine at (phone), but the machine can only be checked a few times a week, so mail would be faster. If you need to speak to someone right away, try Lorenzo di Nebbia Argentia (name/phone omitted) or Felicia Serena (name/phone omitted).
The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
The introduction of the West Kingdom Page School will be at March Crown. Saturday, the presentation will be on how the school will work -- its structure, responsibilities and program. This meeting is for prospective students and their parents or adult supervisor and will take about an hour. Sunday, Hawthorne Hall will present, "To Bow or Not to Bow ...", an introduction to SCA courtesy and manners and how to recognize "who" is "what." This session will be about an hour and is primarily (but NOT exclusively) for prospective pages. For more information, please contact Siobhan of Cloverdell (phone), Lucia die Naherin (phone), or Ian MacAngus (phone).
The Wooden Spoon competition at March Crown will be for Hot Nonalcoholic Beverages. The competition will be held Saturday evening, 7 pm. Look for the green banner with the brown spoon.
The Pied d'Argent competition is the Earl of Salisbury Pavane. Listen for the announcement of when it will be judged. (See elsewhere in the Page for dance steps.)
The Arts Office is sponsoring a competition entitled "From the Ground Up." Contact Mistress Ceridwen, Minister of Arts, for details. (Her address and phone number are in the Regnum.) This year's Arts and Sciences Competitions will start at Beltane.
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
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