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The Canton of Vanished Wood,
in the Barony of Ayreton

Invites one and all to ALL SOULS - Starting at the Top

November 1, 2014

Roselle United Methodist Church
206 S. Rush Street
Roselle, Illinois 60172
Welcoming ALL SOUL'S, Hats, Helms, & Headwear!
We will pay special attention to this oft overlooked accessory that is widely held to be essential to the well-dressed Medieval Lord or Lady. To that end, we call on artisans, craftspersons and instructors to share knowledge and skills in the creation of Hats, Helms, And Headwear of all kinds. We also hope to feature fine examples of these in a fashion show.

Announcing the tentative categories for prizes:
Best Headgear made the day of the event (materials will be provided).
Best combat related headgear
Most creative period headgear
Best overall headgear

Closer to the event, we will be asking for volunteers for a Ladies Gallery to help with the decision making. More categories may be added if needed.

Arts & Science Activies:
A&S Classes:
Classes will be held.
We currently have two confirmed, but are looking for more, and prefer classes based on our Headgear theme, although other worthy classes will indeed be welcome. Class coordinator is Abbess Katherine von Schlosserwold(Kathy Westburg)
Class Time Description
Children's Activities: More information coming soon.
Site Schedule: TBD
Heavy Combat Tournament: Details to be provided as they become available.
Tournament Tax: Donation of a non-perishable food item to the RUMC pantry

Rapier Combat Tournament: Details to be provided as they become available.
Tournament Tax: Donation of a non-perishable food item to the RUMC pantry
This year's event is proud to offer an Anglo-Saxon feast cooked by the lovely and talented Mistress Gianetta and Bryan of Tree Girt Sea.

On the table:
Bread, cheese, butter, hardboiled eggs
Main Course:
Vegetable pottage with barley
Simmered chicken
Roast (likely pork)
A pulse of peas
Fresh apples, hazelnuts, and small cakes
To Drink:
Non-alcoholic mead, water
Note: Menu is tentative and subject to change
Feast Tickets: $10.00

Lunch: Provided by THL Gavin
Beef stew, bread, butter, cheese, spinach pie, chardewardon (pear custard) with snowe, shrewsbury tarts
Gate Tax: NONE - FREE FOR EVERYONE We are pleased to offer NO SITE FEE once again this year.
Donations in the form of food or cash for the Church's food pantry are requested.
We are planning a silent auction to help defray the cost of the site.
On-site lunch will be available for $5.00 and will consists of Beef stew, bread, butter, cheese, spinach pie, chardewardon (pear custard) with snowe, shrewsbury tarts.

Merchant Tax: Donation of an item to a silent auction to benefit the Royal Travel Fund Reserve early as we have VERY LIMITED indoor space for merchants.
Even Staff: Event Steward:
Lady Melissande Vander Bois


Merchant Liaison:
Dame Nicholaa
There is limited indoor space for merchants. 10 merchant spots available with a limit of 2 tables.
Outdoor merchants are welcome but must provide own shelter etc.
Merchant fee is a donation of an item for the silent auction table.

Dietary Inquiries, Feast Steward:
Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza (Jen Small)

Hall Steward:
THL Gavin/Kevin Westburg

Lunch and Feast Fees Gatekeeper:
THL Gavin/Kevin Westburg

Class Coordinator:
Abbess Katherine von Schlosserwold(Kathy Westburg)

Web Minister:
THL Ercc Glaison

Travel by Car:

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Travel by Air:

The event site is about 25 minutes from O'Hare Airport and about 45 minutes from Midway Airport.

O'Hare International Airport: Hub for United Airlines and American Airlines.

Chicago Midway International Airport: Hub for Southwest Airlines and focus city for AirTran Airways.

Public Transportation:

The event site is easily accessible by public transportation. The Roselle Metra Station is within walking distance.

The station is serviced by the Milwaukee District West Line which terminates in downtown Chicago at Union Station.

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) coordinates operation of the three service providers: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace.

Local Hotel Information:
Hilton Bloomingdale/Indian Lakes Resort
250 West Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL
(630) 529-0200

Holiday Inn Hotel Itasca (Woodfield Area)
860 W. Irving Park Rd.
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 773-2340

Extended Stay America Hotel Chicago - Itasca
1181 Rohlwing Rd
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 250-0055

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Elk Grove
1160 West Devon Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 985-0101

Hampton Inn & Suites Addison IL
1685 West Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 495-9511