Presbyterians have Scottish Heritage FestFirst Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., is holding its Scottish Heritage Fest from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in honor of the Scottish beginnings of the Presbyterian Church.
First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., is holding its Scottish Heritage Fest from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in honor of the Scottish beginnings of the Presbyterian Church.
A worship service begins at 9:30 in the sanctuary with the blessing of the tartans, bagpipe and other Celtic music including well-known artist Laura Mackenzie.
Mackenzie has traveled the world singing and playing various instruments including pipes and flutes. After the service, the festivities will move to the lawn for more activities, including a jumping castle for children, Highland games for adults, a bake sale, games and kids crafts, hair braiding, an arts and crafts, quilt raffle, music and dancing.
A lunch of sloppy joes and chips will be available in the church fellowship hall for a nominal fee after the worship service, served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Clann Tartan, a Medieval living history group, will set up their tents on the property similar to a military encampment of the year l630. Dressed in period costume, they will cook their own food over campfires and engage in weaving, spinning, and other crafts of the period. They will also fire their muskets without any projectiles. To read more
about this group, go to www.clanntartan.org.
At 4 p.m. a pig roast dinner will be served consisting of a pork sandwich, sides and drink. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling the church office, (715) 386-2851. Advance sale tickets are $6 each or $20 for a family of 4, or $8 at the door and $24 for a family of 4.