I t was an evening of pipes, haggis and poetry. How fitting for the 53rd annual Saint Andrews Society Robert Burns Night Supper and Social Dance.
The event, held in the Pend Oreille Pavilion at Northern Quest Casino, brought together those of Scottish decent, as well as lovers of the beloved poet.
After the haggis was marched into the room and ceremonially opened, dinner was served. More of Burns’ poetry was read. The scotch flowed freely with a variety of brands and labels available for tasting.
Scottish country dancing, the drone of bagpipes and thundering drums were the perfect backdrop for guests who wore kilts of the clan and tartan accessories.
After dessert, a grand parade marched through the room.
For a few hours the west plains of Spokane were transformed into the Scottish Highlands. For Burns, born more than 250 years ago and considered to be the national poet of Scotland, it was another Auld Lang Syne.
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