On January 24, 2020, we gathered for a festive evening to celebrate the life of the charismatic Scottish poet and romantic lyricist, Robert Burns, who was born on January 25th, 1759.
Several club members wore appropriate Scottish attire and the Scotch Whiskey was flowing generously to lighten up the spirts.
We were treated to a Bag Piper, Stu McIntosh, from Cascade Aerospace, who was on hand to “pipe in” the Haggis. The Address to the Haggis was read with great expression and flair by Chris Palmer. Shortly thereafter, the Haggis was served with “neeps and tatties” (Turnips and mashed potatoes), gravy and other edible goodies.
For the pleasure of the ladies present, Dianne Beaton later read poems written by the flamboyant lover, Robbie Burns.
We were entertained later in the evening with The Bag piper, Stu McIntosh, and our own Highland dancer, none other than Bobbie Lacroix. It was quite an enjoyable evening shared by many club members and guests.