Attention Conveners!

Attention Convenors

As of last fall the director of convenor position has changed to two people. This role has been taken on by Jean Wallace and Elmer Inman.

Either one will be more than happy to help you with any problems and they would like to hear from you about any

Ideas or suggestions of ways to set up tents and displays.  Please inform them on any awards you might receive at games.  Don’t forget to send them all your contact information and which games you convene so we can update our convenor files.

We hope to see some of you in November in Moab Utah.

All convenors east of the Mississippi contact

Jean Wallace

All convenors west of the Mississippi contact

Elmer Inman

18th Annual Bethabara Highland Games

The Bethabara Highland Games (NC) was held on May 5, 2018.  Overcast skies and 80 degree was the weather of the day.   There were seventeen clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them.  Russ and Marcia Harper hosted the Clan Wallace tent.

These games are held at Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The Highland Games at Historic Bethabara Park are held to pay respect to the heritage of the early Scots and Scots-Irish pioneers who helped and guided the Moravians in their settlement of the Wachovia tract.  This game is free and open for the enjoyment of the public.  Russ and I along Linda Tyrell and Grandson Adian marched in the parade of Tartan.

The entertainment included the Jamestown Pipes and Drum and North Carolina State Pipeband.  The Games included heavy athletics, Children’s Highland games competition, Children’s Colonial Games and storytelling, Border Collie Demonstration.  The vendors at the games included Lady Susan’s Shortbread, Near and Far Scottish,  Scottish Leather, Kelpie Pottery, Carolina Celt, and  Lumpy’s Ice Cream.

Thanks to all that came out and enjoyed the day with us.


Contributed by Marcia Harper