On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak Bay CeltFest, with the internationally acclaimed Celtic rock band, Tempest, performing at Karen Hornaday Park and following the next day with the fifth annual Kachemak Bay Highland Games, the park and mountains were filled with the visceral intensity and individuality of the violin and mandolin, the haunting sound of the pipes, and the efforts of throwing heavy objects.
Twenty-one athletes the smallest number to participate at the Heavy Scottish Games on Saturday, broke records. Countless youngsters had fun with Dave Brann who was back at the helm this year conducting the athletic events for the Bairns. It turned out to be a fun-filled weekend culminating with Tempest performing at Alice’s Champagne Palace on Saturday evening.
The club would like to thank the people who turned out for the fun. This event would not be possible to put on without your support and the support and assistance of the following businesses and people:
Michael Warburton, the Ocean Shores Lodge; Kate Mitchell, Nomar; Mel Strydom, The Grog Shop; Dots Sherwood, Homer Veterinarian Clinic; KBBI Radio; Homer Chamber of Commerce; Charles Evans, attorney at law; The Anam Cara Program; Trailblazers of Alaska; City of Homer, Roger MacCampbell and Shelly Fraley for their assistance helping out our judges on the field on Saturday and setting up on Friday; Jenna deLumeau and Kurt Chestler for spending Friday setting up and Saturday at the admission gate; Rhiannon Wistrand and Daphne Shafer for manning the club booth and general all around assistance.
Most of all, thanks to Roberta Highland and Shawn Krause for supporting us throughout our shenanigans each and every year.
Robert Archibald, president and athletic director Renee Krause, secretary/treasurer and director