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The Thirty-sixth Year

Debardchery -- Cloondara

July 14, 2001 (AS XXXVI)

Archery Field, Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco, CA

From The Page (June, 2001):

Join the Shire of Cloondara at our annual celebration of skill at archery, the bardic arts, and much less useful abilities. Thrill to the return of the Flying Phoenix of Fate! Hunt down innocent bales of straw for a chance to be Cloondara's very first Yeoman of the Bowmen! Demonstrate your might at the Caper Toss! And stay out of the blackberry vines! The site is the Archery Field in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

The site opens at 9:00 AM, and the archery field will open at 10:00 At 10:30 AM, we will hold an Archer's Auction wherein the populace may bid on their favorite archer, whose winning score will win a prize for his highest bidder. The IKAC and IKC AC prize competitions begin at 11:00 AM. Crossbows are not permitted on this public field. Also, bring your combat gear: an IKCAC target will be available for a combat competition."

**From the Bard of Cloondara:** The Shire of Cloondara is surrounded by water on three sides and the threat of a seaborn attack is always present. Therefore, the topic of the Bardic Competition shall be Naval Battles. Come forth and present a bardic piece that may be sung or chanted by Cloonies in defence of our treasured, foggy, sheep-nibbled lands.(Be warned, the current Bard of Cloondara has an axe. Songs about belly buttons shall be dealt with severely!)

We will have a potluck picnic. Please bring a dish based on your mundane last name as follows: A-E = side dish or salad, F-N= main dish, O-Z = desserts. Please bring sunshades to share. The site can be windy and cool; we suggest you bring additional layers for warmth.

Autocrat: Contact Raquel Abensacon de Buenaventura (contact info omitted).

Site Fee will be $5.00; children under 16 free.

Directions: (omitted). Note: There is plenty of parking on Fulton. If you park by the site, do not park on the grass as you will be ticketed, and potentially pelted with capers.

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