The Stocks!

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The Stocks were a wooden structure formerly in use both on the continent of Europe and in Great Britain as a method of punishment for petty offenses. The culprit sat on a wooden bench with his ankles, and sometimes his wrists or even neck, thrust through holes in movable boards. Punishment in the stocks generally lasted for at least several hours. During this time passers-by would throw all forms of disgusting waste at the hapless culprit.

$1/ Throw

$3/5 Throws

$5/10 Throws

 

$15 For arresting a person (doesn’t include cost of throws)
*Any parent that loses their child will be put in the stocks, the person who returns said child is awarded 1 free throw.*

Play Tug o’ War at Beltane!

There will be an epic game of Tug o’ War at Beltane this year. Choose your side: “Winter” or “Summer” and PULLLLL!!!

Tug O’ War

Tug-O-War Rules

  1. No Cleats
  2. No Gloves
  3. No Tape
  4. No Glue
  5. No Sitting
  6. If you fall down you must stand immediately or be disqualified
  7. No hand-over-hand pulling. Players must move with the rope when pulling
  8. No knots or loops in the rope
  9. Starting Cues
  10. “Take the strain” – teams pick up rope and remove slack
  11. “Ready, Set” – set hands and feet, prepare to pull
  12.  “Pull!” – pulling begins

First team to pull mid-rope marker 6 ft. beyond midline is the winner.
All members of the winning team will receive the grand prize of eternal glory!

Heckling is encouraged!!!

Volunteer for Beltane!

It’s getting to be that time of year again! Beltane will be here before you know it.

Volunteers will have free admission to the entire event and the perks increase with the amount of time you contribute.

Click the Helping Hand to Sign up!

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We need Volunteers in many areas so there’s bound to be something for you!

Areas of need:
– Posting Flyers around the Hudson Valley
– Kid’s Area
– Security/EMTs
– Fire Guardians (vol. Firefighters)
– Puppets
– Horses (dressage expertise wanted!)
– Parking
– Ticket gate
– Pre-event Grounds Clean Up

Let us know how you want to participate in planning and what skills you can bring to the table by emailing us at Volunteer@symbolicstudies.org.

 

Click the Helping Hand to Sign up!

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