Though the world’s attention has been on Scotland in recent days, few Midwesterners realize Scotland’s influence close to home. Sir Walter Scott never visited the United States yet left a lasting legacy on the landscape. From the states of Ohio to Nebraska, towns christened Waverly (named for a fascination with Scott’s best-selling Waverley novels) burgeoned …
Don’t forget! This Saturday is our monthly ceilidh at 6pm at Dublin City Pub. This month special event lecture by Anne Stapleton on Walter Scott’s connections to Waverly, Iowa. Plus, all the usual fun!
I have received lots of offers to help with set up, and for pouring beer, but I still have need of 2-hour shifts filled for parking, ticket booth, info booth, childrens area, garbage patrol, Highland Games liason, as well as volunteers to help with clean up and more food for the athletes (particularly fruit and …
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! Volunteers are essential for a successful CelticFest! In addition to the adoration and appreciation of your fellow HAGGIS members, all volunteers receive free entrance to the CelticFest AND a really awesome button! We have several needs, and I hope that you grab a friend or relative and sign up to help! Here …
Just a reminder…there is no council meeting this week…but there is a spring picnic! Come and join us for socializing, BYOB and meat to grill, something to share, you may also want to bring your own camp chair. Saturday at Squaw Creek Park (Meadowlark shelter), at 2pm. There will be lots of discussion about CelticFest, …
Highland Games Practice Day, Saturday, May 31st, 10AM, at Lower Kingston Stadium Ever wanted to know more about Highland Games? Ever wanted to give them a try? Now is your chance! Come and learn, come and try…without the pressure of competition. Experienced athletes will be there to help instruct you in this low-pressure event. …
St. Patricks Day is approaching and we are getting ready for our float. Here are the details on what we will be needing: If you have volunteered to help decorate and/or ride/walk in the parade, please arrive at the staging area “A” which is on 4th Avenue, between 5th and 6th Sts, at 11am Monday. …
HAGGIS will again be participating in Maifest in the Amana Colonies. We will be a part of the parade and will also be selling haggis at the Taste of the World exhibition. Plan on stopping by to say hi or, better yet, volunteer to help out!
Mark your calendars for our annual spring picnic, Saturday April 26th at 2pm, at Meadowlark Shelter at Squaw Creek Park. Bring a dish to share and come check out where we will be hosting this years CelticFest!
This Saturday (Mar 1st) is our monthly ceilidh and we will have special guest, Trea Champagne, who will be calling ceili dances for us, so invite your friends and get ready to dance! Dublin City Pub, 7pm.