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More Scenes from Scottish Christmas Walk

Gale Curcio
By Gale Curcio
Posted on Dec 10,2010
Filed Under Entertainment , Local Style, News , Community,
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Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Campagna Center CEO Karen Hughes, Mayor Bill Euille and Councilman Rob Krupicka enjoy the Taste of Scotland.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Campagna Center CEO Karen Hughes, Mayor Bill Euille and Councilman
Rob Krupicka enjoy the Taste of Scotland.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - They came in kilts, they reveled in the bitter cold in the spirit of the Holidays , and then they marched.
 
For the 40th time.
 

Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Choir greets guests as they enter the Taste of Scotland.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Choir greets guests as they enter the
Taste of Scotland.

Holiday revelers at the Campagna Center's Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade last Friday and Saturday enjoyed the various scotches provided at the Taste of Scotland on Friday evening at the George Washington Masonic Temple, their kids participated in a Tea Party and they picked up fresh greens at the Heather & Greens Sale.
 
Others went on the Tour of Homes, while 30,000 more watched the annual parade, complete with more than 100 Scottish Clans, pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, re-enactment groups, Scottie dog groups, dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus.

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead served as this year's Grand Marshal, leading the parade through Old Town before joining Campagna Center President Karen Hughes, Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille and former Sen. John W. Warner and wife Jeanne on the reviewing stand.
 
The Campagna Center hosted the Scottish Christmas Walk with the Scottish Government as a premier sponsor, along with the St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C.
 
The weekend is the largest fundraising activity for The Campagna Center whose programs help children in Alexandria in many different ways.

Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Junior Friends get ready to greet the crowd at the Taste of Scotland.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Junior Friends get ready to greet the crowd
at the Taste of Scotland.

Later in the evening, Supporting Friends of the Campagna Center hosted their second annual "Wrap Party," created by Bridget Weaver, the Campagna Center's Supporting Friends co-chair.

Also on Saturday, Burke & Herbert Bank's 11th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, was also held on the Old Town Waterfront, emceed by Bob Madigan, WTOP’s “Man About Town.”
 
More than 50 brightly lit powerboats and sailboats led by the Vigilant, Alexandria’s fireboat, as they cruised down the Potomac River from DC to Alexandria, fully decked out in lights and holiday décor.
 
RedPeg Marketing joined the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association and the Washington Waterfront Association to produce the parade and dockside festivities..  

Revelers enjoyed free photos with Santa after he arrived by fireboat, and free holiday treats including Ben & Jerry’s hot chocolate and cookies from Alexandria’s Whole Foods.
 
Free dog treats were provided by Barkley Square Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique. Montgomery College Singers and the Braddock Brass Quintet entertained crowds as part of the Annual Holiday Revue.
 

Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Timothy Kirkpatrick and William J. Ray entertain the crowd at the Taste of Scotland.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Timothy Kirkpatrick and William J. Ray entertain
the crowd at the Taste of Scotland.

Yogi Bear and Boo Boo from Warner Bros. made a special appearance in celebration of the new Yogi Bear movie coming out in December. The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots collected toys at the event.

“It's a treasured holiday tradition on a weekend full of excitement for Alexandria,” said Stephanie Pace Brown, the CEO & President of the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association. 


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />One of the vendors at the Taste of Scotland.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
One of the vendors at the Taste of Scotland.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Patricia Palermino sells her popular artwork at the Taste of Scotland.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Patricia Palermino sells her popular artwork
at the Taste of Scotland.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook marches in the parade.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook marches
in the parade.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead is the Grand Marshal of the parade.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary Richard
Lochhead is the Grand Marshal of the parade.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Mayor Bill Euille waves to the crowd during the parade.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Mayor Bill Euille waves to the crowd
during the parade.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Donnie Wintermute and Cathy D’Antuono.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Donnie Wintermute and Cathy D’Antuono.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Scottish Walk Co-chairs.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Scottish Walk Co-chairs.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Marcia Call and Lonnie Rich.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Marcia Call and Lonnie Rich.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Karen Hughes.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Karen Hughes.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Sallie Hutcheson with the Alexandria Fife & Drum Band.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Sallie Hutcheson with the Alexandria
Fife & Drum Band.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Walter Clarke and Hunt Burke from Burke & Herbert Bank.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Walter Clarke and Hunt Burke from
Burke & Herbert Bank.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Are you my type??
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Are you my type??


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Joanie Stewart, Jay Palermino and Tina Leone gather at the home of Joe Reeder along with other Alexandria Chamber of Commerce members.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Joanie Stewart, Jay Palermino and Tina Leone
gather at the home of Joe Reeder along with
other Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
members.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Parker Lee Ditch greets one of the greyhounds.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Parker Lee Ditch greets one of the greyhounds.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Rugby players.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Rugby players.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Nina Tisara and Mike Anderson.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Nina Tisara and Mike Anderson.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Rep. Jim Moran.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Rep. Jim Moran.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Vice Mayor Kerry Donnelly.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Vice Mayor Kerry Donnelly.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />ACT For Alexandria.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
ACT For Alexandria.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Supporting Friends at the Wrap-up Party.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Supporting Friends at the Wrap-up Party.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Isabel McAlaer visits with Rod and Michael Belcher at the Wrap-up Party.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Isabel McAlaer visits with Rod and Michael
Belcher at the Wrap-up Party.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Judges get ready to rate the boats in the Holiday Boat Parade.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Judges get ready to rate the boats in the
Holiday Boat Parade.


Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks<br /> <br />Miss Ann.
Photo by Gale Curcio/Local Kicks
Miss Ann.








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