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.