Michigan's Official Tartan Day 2010 Celebration
03/05/2010

The Scottish Society of Michigan is hosting the State's official Tartan Day Celebration

Online PR News – 05-March-2010 – – SCOTTISH AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MICHIGAN
FOR MARCH 2010 RELEASE
CONTACT: Franklin Dohanyos
FRANKLIN PUBLICITY, INC.
248/399-1101
franklinpr@aol.com

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR MICHIGAN’S OFFICIAL TARTAN DAY CELEBRATION BEING HOSTED BY THE SCOTTISH AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MICHIGAN ON MARCH 27 IN LIVONIA

* Partial proceeds to benefit Angels of Hope

SOUTHEAST, MI – The final schedule is set and tickets are now available for Michigan’s “official” Tartan Day Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-Lee) hosted by the Scottish American Society of Michigan on Saturday, March 27 at Monaghan’s Knights of Columbus, 19801 Farmington Road in Livonia. The event will feature:
· The Alma College Pipe Band
· Detroit Caledonian Pipe Band
· Raggle Taggle Band
· Highland Dancers
· Celtic Fiddling
· Scottish Country Dance Demonstration
· Full Meal With Two Meats
Tickets are only $25 for adults and $15 for kids under ten. Doors open at 6:30 and no reserved seating is available. There are only 300 tickets available for this annual event and it will sell out! For tickets and more information go to www.scotsofmichigan.com. This is Michigan’s “official” Tartan Day Ceilidh as decreed by the Governor’s office.
Tartan Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which, was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence. In 1998 National Tartan Day was officially recognized on a permanent basis when the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 155 recognizing April 6th as National Tartan Day. This was followed by companion bill House Resolution 41 which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, 2005.

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“We’re inviting people State-wide to come celebrate Tartan Day with us,” says the group’s founder and event organizer, Franklin Dohanyos. “The hall only holds 300 and we expect to fill it to the rafters. One of our primary missions is to help others and be active in the community. To that end, partial proceeds from this event will go to benefit Angels of Hope, a Michigan-based organization that helps families in need who have kids battling cancer. The Scots have a long, proud history in Michigan and we are carrying on that tradition.”
On Tartan Day, April 6th 2009 the formation of the Scottish American Society of Michigan was announced – a new and different Scottish group whose goal is preserving and furthering Scottish heritage throughout the state of Michigan. The group, which registered as a fraternal organization in March 2009, holds meetings at The Commonwealth Club of Michigan located at 30088 Dequindre Road in Warren, Michigan. The group has already raised $500 for the Boys and Girls Club of SE Michigan, as well as individuals with needs.
People interested in joining or attending meetings of the Scottish American Society of Michigan, or subscribing to the group’s newsletter can visit www.scotsofmichigan.com or www.michiganscots.com.
For more information and interviews, please call Franklin Dohanyos at 248/399-1101, visit www.scotsofmichigan.com, or send e-mail scotsofmi@yahoo.com.

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FOOT NOTE: Franklin Dohanyos was recently named Tartan Day Coordinator for Michigan by the Scottish Coalition USA.