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Congratulations to Alan Armstrong who placed 2nd at the 2008 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in the Grade 2 piobaireachd contest. A photo of Alan donning his silver medal can be see above. Additional congratulations to Jason Wall’s daughter on competing in highland dance events. These events carry on and promote the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans, to foster and restore interest in traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture, and to establish scholarship funds to assist students from Avery County High School to study at American colleges and universities. The band hopes to participate and compete in these games in 2009.



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