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Locals attend event

Rafat and Mahmoud Anter, and Randolph Costilow, of the Strong Hope community, recently attended Gulf Wars in Lumberton. Gulf Wars is a week-long SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) event where classes are taught and members learn about many aspects of Medieval European life (not just battles). The three belong to the Jackson, chapter of the SCA, called The Iron Ox. This year, the 26th year for the event and usually held during spring break, they only attended for a couple of days, but they hope next year to stay longer. This year, there were around 3,400 members in attendance and in past years, there have been over 4,000. Most bring their own tents and camp for the week. The Gulf Wars event in Lumberton, is actually the third largest SCA event of this nature in the entire USA. Pictured are Rafat and Mahmoud, in their SCA garb made for them by their aunt, Margaret Martin, of Wesson.

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