Miss Greenville Scottish Games
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Great Scot! Parade
The Bagpipe Challenge!
The Greenville Scottish Games
The British Car Show
by Dee Benedict
So at our last Games Board meeting we had invited (as is our practice in the last months running up to the Games) several of our senior committee chairmen. Understand, we have a very different Board than that of any other Games, and indeed I’ll say practically any other non-profit event or festival. This is a hard-working Board, with each member responsible for implementation of his/her venues.
Note: in our Games, there are an awful lot more “hers” in positions of responsibility than any other Scottish Games I know, and I know a lot. Each one has a full-time job and sacrifices a great deal of spare time and family life during the year to build the Games.
We’ve been at this for eight years now and our Board has a great time whenever we get together. True to our Scots heritage, we find great humor in almost everything and as we say in the South we "cut fool" a lot at our meetings. We do get ‘er done though, and then some, resulting in an incredible series of events.
After our what we consider to be a typical board meeting, I’ll just say the image of one of our female Board members attempting to plaster a Scottish bumper sticker I had given out on her rear was not out of the ordinary, one of our new committee chairmen came up to me at the end of the meeting and said, “uh – is there a higher Board of Directors than this one? Like, is there anybody that sits on top of this Board?”
Meaning: can this bunch of hooples possibly run the most incredible Games on the planet?
Not Your Grandmother's games!
The 2013 Greenville Scottish Games are coming...just remember to mark the Memorial Weekend 2013 on your calendars as the time to get your Scot on!
The Scots brought a lot more to America than just the bagpipes; they brought independence, a fierce fighting spirit, a strong love of family and clan, a quirky sense of humor and enjoyment in their surroundings. We’re capturing all this and more with an overflowing series of activities bringing the best of Scotland and our rich Southern heritage together for your enjoyment.
The Greenville Scottish Games anchors Gallabrae, and embodies the finest of Scottish traditions brought to new levels of excellence. We continue our Joint Military Salute to honor our veterans, active duty military, and our Scots allies.