17th Annual St. Louis Scottish Games

The St. Louis Scottish Games (MO) was held on September 29, 30 2017.  Sunny skies and 70 degree weather, greeted the twenty three clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them.   Russ and Marcia Harper hosted the Clan Wallace tent.

These games are held at the Spirit of St. Louis Airpark in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Russ did the calling of the Clans and stirred up the Scots with his call for FREEDOM!!!!!!

Our annual board of Directors meeting was held on Friday. The Wallace tent was a blaze of Tartan from all of the clansmen that were in attendance; Darrell Wallace from Washington State, Jim Wallace and Bill Wallace from Maryland, Elmer Inman from Utah, Todd and CJ Wallace from Ohio, Larry Slight from Florida and Randy Dedrickson from South Carolina. Many thanks for all of the help and support manning the tent. Dick and Jean Wallace were also at the meeting, but were unable to attend the Games.

The parade of tartans was held at eleven thirty before opening ceremonies.

The entertainment included Cleghorn, Plaid to the bone, John Taylor, Jill Chambless, Scooter Muse, The Wee Heavies, Duddy Breeks, and Peat Fire Flame along with five pipe bands that are in the Piping Competition and Drum Major competition.  The Games included heavy athletics, World Bird Sanctuary, Black Knights swordplay demonstrations, Scottish Country Highland Dancing and Irish Dancing, Border Collies competition, and Children events.

Russ and I would like to thank all the folks that came out and enjoyed the day with us.

 

Courtesy of Marcia Harper

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