By Bro. A.J. Rodriquez and Bro. Paul Trainor
It was a hot sunny day when Allentown Chapter went to Celtic Fest in Bethlehem, PA, for its observation of Education Day.
We stopped at the Scottish Heritage Society tent and found “Mom” and “Dad” Shevalier who, along with Bro. Danny Shevalier, were manning the tent. “Dad” Shevalier explained about the highlanders and lowlanders. According to “Dad” Shevalier, “Mom” Shevalier’s Clan were lowlanders who “stole sheep from the English and what not.”
“Dad” Shevalier also explained about the color of the kilts worn by Clans which represented the families and the plants in their region. Danny modeled the official kilt of Scotland.
After the Scottish heritage lesson, we went on to watch bagpipers and saw the caber toss, but no sheep tossing. We also heard some good “Irish Polka” music.
We went to get some ice cream but the line was too long, so we chuaigh baile #Irish speaking #went home #done.