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We had a great event this year, below are some thoughts and a few pictures I snapped with my phone. There will be much, much, much more to come =)
What a weekend! Truly. What an amazing, crazy, exhausting, stress-filled, beautiful, heartening, joy-filled, roller coaster weekend of awesome!
First, I have to tell you that driving across the bridge Saturday morning to get in to the park and hearing the wail of bagpipes as I entered the park was out-of-this-world. This was the first time ever that our Celebration has hosted a full bag piping BAND competition! We started small, but I think everyone had a good time, and it was a site to behold, let me tell you. Here’s a shot of the mass bands on Saturday:
We were able to have Highland Athletics again, in a new location this year, and that also went very well. There the Athletes are, receiving their standings and awards Saturday afternoon:
The World Birds of Prey were so incredibly awesome! Having these majestic birds at our event always enhances it, and I believe this to be the start of a beautiful partnership with them. Next year we hope to offer a full show with these fascinating birds. Much thanks to Matt for bringing the birds, and for my impromptu photo shoot with one of the birds:
Finally, this is a picture of some members of our board, but all members of our community. This was the final crew that was on-site Monday making sure the park got cleaned and all was well and everything was stored and put away until next year. These are hard-working and awesome people!
From left to right are Verla Jackson (Treasurer), Mike Gilmore (partner to Jayde and incredible fighter and MC), Jayde Gilmore (Living History Director), Danielle Gann-Lind (President, Vendors, Web), Daniel Lind (behind – partner to Danielle, park cleanliness inspector and general man Friday and support), Kristen Hollis (Secretary), Willie Puchert (Vice-President, PR/Marketing/Outreach), Christopher Moreland (Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics). I could not be more proud to associate and work with a group of individuals.