sharing sad news but closure:
We have received confirmation that the body found at the site of this year's annual gathering on Sunday is that of Marie Hanson. A huge thanks to everyone who helped pass on information and clues; searched the woods and rappelled down cliffs. Family, law enforcement and search and rescue teams joined together to bring Marie home to South Lake Tahoe.
A memorial service for Marie is happening today, Saturday, October 15 Sierra Community Church, Sierra Bvd in South Lake Tahoe at noon. As more details become available, Karin will post them at http://washingtongathering.blogspot.com/2011/10/looks-like-maries-b...
. Please if you're near South Lake Tahoe, please share the love that so many gatherers are feelign with her family and friends. Please if you go, respect the fact that Marie's family may not mourn in typical Rainbow Fashion.
The investigation is ongoing and when (or if) there is news as to the circumstances surrounding her death, we will share them at the appropriate time.
Bam Bam RIP
As many of you may know, long time gathering brother, Bam Bam, recently passed on. A memorial service is taking near Santa Cruz on October 30 and his ashes will be sprinkled on November 1st at Greyhound Rock. All the details and any updates will be posted here http://appalachiangathering2012.blogspot.com/2011/10/bam-bam-rip.html
Please copy and distribute this information freely among rainbow sources.
In sadness, our brother and sister are missed by many.