From The Page (October, 1990):
Take heed, all ye lords and ladies of the Realm; the annual Anniversary Banquet of the Province of Golden Rivers will take place on 24 November (the Saturday following Thanksgiving). The site is the Eastern Star Temple (address), Sacramento (directions). Feast Hall doors will open to the populace at 4 p.m., feasting will begin at 6 p.m. (promptly, we hope!) and continue until 9:30 or 10 p.m., followed by dancing and reveling until midnight.
Merchants are encouraged to participate in a Special Merchant's Row hall. Entertainers will enjoy a special practice room, dancers will even have a place to practice in and the building can be made handicapped-accessible. Please let the Autocrats know of your special needs.
During the feast, guests will be amused by Jugglers, Acrobats, Musicians, Mummers, Dancers and other diverse entertainments. Dancing will take place between removes, as well as after the banquet on the LARGE hardwood dance floor in the center of the feast hall. (No, we don't have to move the tables apart, either!)
This is planned to be a leisurely, multi-remove feast with time and space in which to visit with friends, enjoy the entertainment and shed the 20th Century. It will be presented in the style of the mid-1200's in a wealthy Celtic land-holder's castle, who is deeply honored to host a multitude of Royalty and friends. It will feature the bounties of the sea, sky, and meadow, plus the Herbs and Spices brought from the Lands Across the Middle Sea.
No effort will be spared in bringing to the groaning board the best in food and drink, prepared by an experienced team of Cooks, Scullery Help, Serfs, Spice merchants, and Wine and Ale Makers. The Special culinary/medical needs of those with allergeis will be served, especially IF ADEQUATE PRIOR NOTICE IS GIVEN TO THE AUTOCRATS.
TICKETS are $9. A special price for small childre may be available (no decision has been made yet, and it will depend on the number of smalls involved. If there are a number of smalls coming, and the Autocrats know in advance there may be arrangements for aspecial Small's Space and Person ... this will depend on numbers, etc.).
ONLY 230 RESERVATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. Please send your reservation form (printed on the center golden tear out sheet in the center of this issue) and check to "SCA -- Golden Rivers Banquet" to Lady Rowena von Steinhouse (name/address) ... BEFORE 15 November, (phone). Tickets will also be available at Ducal Prize, Purgatorio, October Crown, and variou other events.
The Autocrats, Lady Mairghread, and Deardriu the Dreamer, welcome all who wish to volunteer for any duty, no matter how large or small, may hours, or few. MERCHANTS ARE WELCOME: PLEASE MAKE YOUR SPACE RESERVATION IN ADVANCE. Get in contact with the Autocrats, (name/address) or (name/address).
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An Auction at the Golden Rivers' Anniversary Banquet, November 24th will be held to swell the coffers. Please donate auctionable treasures, wonderful surprises, goodies from Other Lands, and anything you think will attract BIDS, BIDS, BIDS. Please contact the Autocrats, if you wish to help with the AUCTION.
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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