Potlatch, Salmon Barbeque and Totem Pole Raising
at the McMullen's

Saturday, 19 August 2006, 5 PM
4109 Hawksmoore Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
336-923-2557; 336-287-1128 (Pat Cell); 336-970-0686 (Sandra Cell)


Pronunciation: 'pät-"lach
Function: noun
Etymology: Chinook Jargon patlac, from Nootka paλpac
1 : a ceremonial feast of the American Indians of the northwest coast marked by the host's lavish distribution of gifts or sometimes destruction of property to demonstrate wealth and generosity with the expectation of eventual reciprocation
2 Northwest : a social event or celebration

Given that times have changed in the last 150 years, our wealth will be "shared" by charitable donations to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.  If so interested, bring a check made out to the American Red Cross for this purpose.

Salmon Barbeque

World-famous George Jennings of the Summerfield Tribe will operate the smoker and present an array of his specialties for the feast, including salmon.  An international selection of spirits will also be provided.

Totem Pole Raising

After the feast, a totem pole will be formally raised by Kirby McMullen and some of his fellow tribal youths.

Out-of-Town Guests

If you are coming from out of town, I have blocked off some hotel rooms at a nice place. Contact me for details.


The best way to get to our place is to take Silas Creek Parkway along the west side of Winston-Salem.  Exit Silas Creek Parkway at Robinhood Road, and take Robinhood Road west to Shattalon.  Turn right on Shattalon, and from Shattalon, turn into the Summerfield subdivision (Summerfield Road).  The second right off Summerfield Road is our street, Hawksmoore Road.  We are the second driveway on the right.  Maps are below with increasing detail.  Our house is marked with a star.

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