Over 200 guests celebrated with authentic Celtic music and dance at the Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center on April 23 while raising over $5,000 for unreimbursed programs and services for Haven Hospice patients and families in Volusia County.
The entertainment included Bagpiper Marion Bolton who opened and closed the event, a variety of Scottish songs presented by the Glasgow Girls lead by Joann Gilmartin, a special performance by Joann Gilmartin and Jemma Peterson, and a presentation of various Celtic and Irish dances by the CDPA Scottish Highland Dancers led by Kathryn White Austin.
Scottish Native and Master Ambassador for Laphroaig, Ardmore, Auchentoshan, Bowmore & Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Whiskies Simon Brooking presented a history of Scottish whiskies. Light hors d’oeuvres were served while guests tasted four whiskeys ranging from 10 to 18 years. Haven would like to thank local sponsors Volusia County Council and County Chair Jason P. Davis, Dr. John Hill, M.D. of West Volusia Family & Sports Medicine, James Moore Company, Karalou’s Bridal, LeFils & Company, LLC and Publix Super Markets