The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Brianna Wray

Newcomer's Encampment


Lane Gwinn

Milady Elizabeth of Akornebir (Lisa Holmes) learning how to make iron nails using a medieval forge.

WAITSBURG (AN TIR)-The Society for Creative Anachronism met once more at Preston Park for their annual Newcomer's Encampment. The setup of pavilions, tents and flags began Friday afternoon.

Festivities kicked off at the Bardic Circle that evening. Bards and minstrels of the SCA performed a variety of music from the Middle Ages, from sprightly Renaissance dancing tunes to beautiful, medieval choral works. No Bardic Circle is complete without poems and storytelling around an open fire.

The Newcomer's Encampment is the perfect time for curious community members to encroach upon and learn a...

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