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Sunday, July 6, 2014

2014 SKAGIT HIGHLAND GAMES! (Or, Men in Skirts!!)

SKAGIT HIGHLAND GAMES  July 12 & 13, 2014  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  OUR MEETING WILL BE July 12, 2014:  – meeting at noonish, Lunch on your own


Yvonne Madsen is our coordinator for the Skagit Highland Games.  She sends this info:

     The days are approaching quickly!  So those of you who signed up to do demos, please be ready to do some great PR at this event!  There will be lots of folks asking questions as they watch our demos, and who knows. . . there may be a budding spinner among our visitors!  (That’s what happened to me!) 

 The gates open at 9 a.m., and we should have several of you in place to spin early, and throughout the day.  There are lots of vendors (including food & drink) so plan to take some time to visit them as well as watching the Games, Piping, Dance, Harps, Ancestry presentations & all the other great things.  You may drop off your spinning wheel & other supplies at the Handicapped entry on the North side of the grounds.  Then you’ll park in regular parking, but won’t have to schlep your stuff as far.  Call Yvonne if you need help moving wheels, etc (360 770 6044). 

  The tickets have been mailed to participants, with just a couple of exceptions.  If your mailing address is not in our directory, you will need to call Yvonne on her cell phone (360 770 6044) when you arrive at the gate.  Or, go to the vendors’ gate on the west side of the grounds - they may let you in if you tell them you’re doing a demo. 

 Please bring some of your own fiber to spin.  We will pace ourselves with the fleece-to-shawl, which is scheduled for noon on Sunday.  #-(  So we’ll begin picking, carding, spinning, & weaving on Saturday but will be sure to leave a bit of each phase for Sunday noon.
    Any questions - email Yvonne  yvonne.m@comcast.net and THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!