St. Andrew's Dinner and Dance
In November of each year, Scots around the world pay
St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. (The
official day of recognition in Scotland is November 30th.) In keeping
with this tradition, The Scottish Society of Dallas sponsors a formal dinner
and dance which is generally held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The
evening begins with a reception and cocktail hour.
Post dinner entertainment features live pipe band music provided by the
North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums
and demonstrations of Highland dancing by Fiona Alpaugh's,
Dallas Highland Dancers.
The evening concludes with dancing (a variety of music is provided for
all ages) including an opportunity for our guests to try their hand at
a number of traditional, Scottish Country Dances!
The event is usually held at a hotel
in Richardson, Texas, in the general area of Campbell Rd. and Central
Expressway. Location specifics and additional information for the next
dance (November 2014) will be posted here by late April, 2014.
Above, members of the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums
entertain at the Society's 2013 St. Andrew's Dinner and Dance.
(Foto by Fischer)
The seeds of our Society were planted in November of 1963, and
we celebrated that at this year's St. Andrew's Dinner and Dance. Two weeks earlier,
our group's 50th anniversary was recognized at the Salado Gathering of the Clans and
Highland Games where we were the Honor Clan. (Photo by Teakell)
Attendees visit during the reception/cockatil hour
before the dinner gets underway. (Foto by Fischer)
The "Raffle Ladies", Fiona and Karen, tend to the
prizes and oversee ticket sales prior to the dinner. (Foto by Fischer)
Guests at the 2013 St. Andrew's dinner enjoy a turn
on the dance floor. (Foto by Fischer)
Margaret and Jim each celebrated a "big" birthday in November
2013 and were recognized that night at the dinner. (Foto by Fischer)