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Delaware Days

311 South College Street in Newcomerstown, Ohio 
@ victorynewcomerstown 

The 6th Annual Delaware Days Festival is now in the books 
and the festival committee provided a fun time for all.

Special thanks to: Newcomerstown Mayor Pat Cadle for opening the festival 
with a proclamation and well received kind words.

Also, a special thank you to the Heartland Conference and Retreat staff that came all the way from Columbus to provide 18th century demos and 
Frysinger Woodcrafts. 

Special guests deserving mention are: 
John Heil curator of the Gnadenhutten Museum who presented "A Day of Shame", T.J. Marlatt and the native american flute concert, 
the cast of "The First Sermon", who presented a dramatic re-enactment of Maoravian Missionary David Zeisberger's first sermon to Lenape Chief Netawatawees in Newcomerstown, and 
Samuel Schrock who presented the "Indian Salli" Story. 

Thanks to: Jen Sterns and Rachard's Frappes, 
Denny Ross and the "Arrow Head Collection", Minnard Gray's dining music, 
local author Don Ellerbee, Brad and Hannah Nolan's Bounce House,
Bob Taylor and Chigger for many free horse drawn wagon rides,  
Pastor Jessica Fletcher, Miss Debbie Rose and company who provided a whole yard full of fun for the children, Bob Moffet our local Black Smith, 
Daniel Leakey and his frontier kettle corn, Cheryl Carr's candle making, 
Laurna Brown's "Indian Fry Bread", Duane Mourer the "hatchet man", and 
Marla Mourer's home made chocolates and jewelry. 

Finally thank you to Kristy Biggs and team who provided lunch at "The Grill', 
and all our volunteers who provided soup in the kettle, pop corn, a warm welcome at the information table and prayer at the prayer booth. 

Thank you festival staff, Cheryl Carr, Sarah Mourer, Pastor Brent Heishman, volunteers, and most of all, everyone who attended the festival; 
you all made the 6th Annual Delaware Days a wonderful family event.      

Why do we celebrate Delaware Days? 
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7th Annual Delaware Days
October 14, 2018

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  • Why We Celebrate It is 1770. In a cabin, alongside the Big Beaver River in western Pennsylvania the Chief of the Delaware Indians, or more accurately the Chief of the Lenni Lenape, waits to speak with a great teacher. The great teacher is David Zeisberger, a Moravian missionary who just built a new community called Friedensstadt; which means “City of Peace”.  This place is known to the Delaware as Lagundo-Utenunk. Under the auspices of the Moravian Missions, Zeisberger hopes to raise converts from among the Seneca. But today, great chief Netawatawes has come with a heavy heart for his people the Delaware. He hopes both his story and his request will be received with favor by the Moravian Missionary. You see, in ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2017, 10:52 AM by Brent Heishman
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