May 13, 2010

Win The Portland Lovespoon - Support the Left Coast Eisteddfod

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The Left Coast Eisteddfod will be held in Portland in the first week of October this year. Events cost money and the Eisteddod is no exception. The Meriwether Lewis Memorial Eisteddfod Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit which raises funds for this and other similar events. Our objective is to hold an annual Eisteddfod on the US West Coast with live competitions in poetry, story telling and other traditional ( and not so traditional ) bardic arts. Eventually we would like to inauguarate recognised Bardic chairs for some of these competition categories.

Lovespoons are a traditional Welsh folk art. David Western and Laura Gorun are lovespoon carvers who have very generously donated their time to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in support of the Left Coast Eisteddfod. Every dollar you give buys you a ticket and a chance to win the spoon. Five dollars, equals five tickets, fifty dollars equals fifty tickets and fifty chances to win. This is David's second year of creation in support of this event and we are very grateful for his and Laura's generosity in sharing their work with us all. For a chance to win their spoon this year, click on the 'Donate' button in the right-hand column on any page on the AmeriCymru blog and be sure to note that your payment is for the lovespoon. You do not need to be a member of AmeriCymru or logged into the site to do this and everyone will receive a PayPal receipt and an email of acknowledgement from the Eisteddfod  organisers. Last years spoon, uniquely hand-crafted and valued at around $1000 is pictured on this page.

If you want to follow a step-by step account of the design and creation of this years spoon go to this blog:-

The prize draw will take place at our 'Last Bard Standing' event in Portland on October 8th. More information about the event can be found here:-!/event.php?eid=110551428972706&index=1

If you wish to enter the draw click on the 'Donate' button in the right hand column on this page. Remember...every dollar you spend equals one extra chance to win this unique work of art. We are not necessarily looking for large sums. If everybody here gave $5 it would contribute enormously toward the success of the event. If you decide to contribute, we wish you pob lwc/best of luck in the draw.

Ceri Shaw/Gaabriel Becket
AmeriCymru/Left Coast Eisteddfod

Anyone wanting further information about attending, sponsoring, competing or anything else to do with the Eisteddfod schould contact us at . We aim to answer all enquiries personally and in a timely manner.

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