Gathering of the Clans
To be held in McPherson’s beautiful Lakeside Park
The Festival Committee has seen that the participation of the Scottish Clans is critically important. We are asking you to join us again in making this Festival one of the most exciting in the region.
You can do this by accepting our invitation to have a clan representative at the 2016
The participation of the clans has been a large part of the success of the McPherson festival. I extend my personal thanks and appreciation, for the interesting and colorful additions that all of you have brought to our festival.
Clan MACKENZIE has agreed to represent the clans as the Host clan this year.
I would like to invite everyone to attend the Saturday night Concert supper and Scottish entertainment. Tickets and times are on the Festival website.
If any of you have an honored Guest that you would like to invite for our 2016 festival, please let us know so that we can include your guests in our celebration.
All clans and societies are asked to participate in the parade on Saturday. Clan tents are asked to be open Saturday 9:00 am. to 4:30 pm., and Sunday 10:30 am. to 4:00 pm.
Cold water, coffee, and rolls will be served from the clan hospitality tent. Four Festival gate passes, 2 for Saturday and 2 for Sunday, and one Parking Permit will also be provided. If a second car is coming to provide material or volunteers, the Festival will provide a limited auto access permit for the second car, but we do not have enough parking spaces to provide a reserved parking permit. Please indicate your need of an additional car limited access permit on the registration comment section.
FIRE CEREMONY AND POT LUCK SUPPER
There will again be a potluck meal with meat, bread and drinks supplied. Please feel free to bring your favorite dish to share with the gathering.
For Special Events and additional gate tickets stay tuned to this website or the Clan website www.mcphersonscots.org
R.V. spaces will not be in the swimming area. R.V. Space can be rented at Mustang Mobile Park (620-241-0237 9-4pm M-F), but space is limited so call early.
Ads in the Festival program will not be available this year, but if you will send us your clan information we will post it for free on our web site.
RICHARD (KIM) CLARK
Clans & Societies Chairman