Illinois Saint
Andrew Society

Scottish Home


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Now, let’s jump back to the beginning of August 2009 for another outstanding and awesome picnic. Yes, that’s right. Once again it’s is time to look at all fun at The Scottish Home Picnic. Chemotherapy

On Saturday August 1, 2009 The Illinois Saint Andrew Society’s Scottish Home in North Riverside, Illinois was putting on it’s very special summer picnic.

This picnic as always included a special sale with included a collection of variety items. Also there was a bake sale and well as raffles. There was both traditional and non- traditional Scottish Food at the picnic, including meat pies, bridies and sausages and  an good ole’ American fare hamburgers and hot dogs . There was plenty of activities for the wee little ones, including pony rides, crafts for both the young and not so young, miniature golf (a favorite for the picnic as long as I can remember), a bouncy thing for the kids, as well as a variety of games. And the one and only Rudy Kazoodi along with Bubbles were mingling with the crowd, as well as giving tatoos and facing painting.

Another big feature for the picnic, although added just a few years ago, is there world famous pie eating contest, which they put on two separate times during the picnic.

Of course there was as always plenty of entertainment. First there was an awesome performance by The Savannah band, playing a wide variety of music, featuring rock n roll, jazz, blues and of course one or two traditional Scottish tunes. As always, there was an awesome performance by The Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers. Of course, You know it baby, The Grand Finale for the picnic was an totally awesome performance by The Chicago Caledonian Pipe Band.

A fun time was had by all including residents of The Scottish Home.

The Scottish Home is a full service elderly care facility, offering a variety of levels of care. The Home is a perfectly location for our loved ones to enjoy life to the fullest. The Scottish Home offers a wide variety of activities for residents and although being Scottish is not a requirement to live at The Scottish Home, it is a place to celebrate Scottish Heritage and pride.

The Illinois Saint Andrew Society is the oldest service organization in the state of Illinois. Society besides owning and operating the Scottish Home has several sub-organizations, such as a law group, genealogy society etc and puts on a  variety of events such as the Highland Games in June and an big golf outing in the fall.

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