Jaycees Present An Evening of Scottish Culture and History

Contributed by the Kalamazoo Jaycees

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness Photos by FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

KALAMAZOO (MICH.)- The Kalamazoo Jaycees invite you  to attend “From Castles to Highlands: An Evening of Scottish Culture and
History” at the Kalamazoo Public Library Van Deusen Room. The event will  be held on Wednesday, June 29th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and is free and  open to the public.

“From Castles to Highlands is a unique opportunity for the public to  learn about Scottish culture,” describes event chairperson, Michelle
Lorimer. “With the wealth of local organizations involved, this event  really has something that will pique the interests of anyone. We are
hoping to showcase the beauty of Scotland and bring a little piece of  the country alive for all attendees.”

“From Castles to Highlands” is a new event celebrating Scotland’s  culture, history, entertainment and food. It will feature music and  bagpipes courtesy of the Kalamazoo Pipe Band, stories about Scotland’s  castles, history and traditions from Ian Warnock of the Grand Rapids  Scottish Society, and pictures from Scottish travels. Other scheduled  attractions include the organizers of the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival,  Scottish trivia, a book list, and information about local resources.

“The Kalamazoo Jaycees provide unique opportunities for its members to  learn about other cultures and develop as individuals,” states Jason
Bocade, the 2011 President of the Kalamazoo Jaycees. “Having been part  of the Kalamazoo community since 1932, we embrace every opportunity we  can to share these experiences with the community as a whole.”

The Kalamazoo Jaycees is an organization for young men and women  between the ages of 21-40 that provides its members with opportunities
to meet new people, develop personal and professional skills, and enrich  their community through service. The Kalamazoo Jaycees sponsor the Taste  of Kalamazoo and Island Fest summer festivals and organize community  events, such as the Ghosts of Kalamazoo haunted tours, the “Say Hello to  Fall!” Family Festival, and the City of Kalamazoo Egg Hunt at the River  Walk. For more information, or to join, visit www.kalamazoojaycees.org.

Sonya Bernard-Hollins

Administrative account for the Community Voices website.