Stockbridge’s Laurel Hill Association will hold its 160th annual Laurel Hill Day on Saturday, at 2:00 P.M. at the rostrum on Laurel Hill. The rostrum is located behind the Stockbridge Town Offices building on Main Street. The public is invited to attend. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Stockbridge Library on Main Street.
The speaker for the Program will be Mr. Robert Chicks, President of the Tribal Council of the Stockbridge Munsee Community of the Mohican Nation. Mr. Chicks’ topic will be Stockbridge and the Mohican Connection. Joanne Schedler, member of the Tribal Council, and Sherry White, Historic Preservation Officer, will also attend Laurel Hill Day.
Association President Kirsten Fredsall will preside. The recipient of the annual $2,000 college scholarship will be announced. Belle Fox-Martin, Minister, will give the Invocation and the Benediction.
During the program the choir from the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge will sing Mohican Sunrise, a composition by Brent Michael Davids, the Native American composer and flutist whose Stockbridge Mohican Song was written for and sung on the July 2, 2005 performance of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood.