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2015 Overhill Nation Ripe Corn Gathering.

In case you haven't heard, our Ripe Corn gathering will be held at Hidden Lake Resort near Tellico Plains on the last full weekend of September.

Directions to Hidden Lake are:

Hidden Lake Campgroud And Resort
1481 Belltown Road
Tellico Plains, TN 37385

From Tellico Plains:
Take Hwy 68 to 165E, 1 mile
Turn Left on Country Road 360, 4.4 miles
Turn left on Belltown Rd, go 5 miles
Hidden Lake on Left
Look for our sign.

From Madisonville:
Take 411 to Ball Play Rd Drive, 9.8 miles
Turn right onto Belltown Rd, drive 1/2 mile
Hidden Lake on Right

Chief Man Many Trees ask us to let everyone know that the prices for the cabin will be 40.00 a night, the tent sites 5.00 a night and the RV hooks are 20.00 a night. The cabins as of now are all reserved. If you are interested in a cabin call Chief and put your name on the list for cancellations. It will be first come first serve. Chiefs number is 423-295-2788.

We have camped here before, and the lake was very popular with the kids. Parents, remember your children are your responsibility. While we do watch out for one another, you need to know where your children are and what they are doing.Notice* There is to be NO swimming in the lake at the gathering. Fishing and boating allowed....Per Chief Man Many Trees

Everyone is welcomed to invite guests to our gathering. IF you invite someone, YOU are responsible for their actions. Protocol states that all visitors are to be taken directly to our Principle Chief to be introduced. Also, please make sure that they understand our protocols if they want to participate in any way (must be smudged, ladies must have a skirt or wrap that extends below the knee, NO tank tops, no rubber soles unless medically prescribed). We want everyone to have a good time and come away with knowledge, but to also be very respectful of our Overhill ways.

Wa Do,
Wild Pretty Bird
Head of the Women's Council

From Hummingbird Warrior, Chief of the Wolf Clan of the Overhill Nation:

There are expenses that need covered such as Port-a-John's for the lower level where we be having our ceremonies and activities, kerosene, dumpster fee, fired wood and torches. If anyone of you are willing to donate toward these items, please send check/money order to :

Leroy Gibson...
PO Box 1044
Tellico Plains, TN...37385

All donations are appreciated and will enable us to have what our Nation needs for our gathering. Chief asks if anyone can bring 100 foot drop cords for generators, to please put your name on your cords and take them back home with you....Wado

Notice: There will be a trailer on our gathering grounds to put your full bags of trash on. We are to leave the grounds as we found them...No garbage left laying around. The owners of the grounds expect that they will be left clean...If we plan to use these grounds again, we have to show that we are clean people....Dispose of your trash, cigarette butts, and cans/bottles properly please .....Per Chief Man Many Trees

Hope to see you all there!