Highland Games Planned In 1992

December 14, 1990

John Dodds, president of the newly formed Anne Arundel Highland Games Association, recently announced plans are under way to conduct the first Highland Games in Anne Arundel County in September 1992.

Dodds, a past president of the Robert Burns Society of Annapolis, is originally from Scotland. He emigrated to America in 1959, served in the U.S. Army and has lived in Anne Arundel County since 1964.

Invitations have been sent to the Fraser Highlanders of Toronto, Canada, the only non-Scottish-based pipe band to win the World Championship at the annual Highland games in Scotland. In addition, the Canadian Royal Mounted Police indicated it will send a contingent to take part in opening ceremonies.

Planned events include massed pipe bands, highland athletic events such as tossing the caber (a long, heavy pole), putting the stone, throwing the hammer and tossing weights for height or distance; highland dancing and sheep dog trials.

Booths will be available for clans and other societies, and space will be made available for retailers.

The address is Anne Arundel Highland Games Association, c/o John Dodds, president; 356 Severn Road, Epping Forest, Annapolis, 21401.

Information: 849-8072 in the evenings.

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