Turnbull Clan Association

Scottish Games with TCA Participation

2003 Saline Celtic Festival

July 12, 2003, Mill Pond Park, Michigan

Turnbull Clan Table Hosted by Doris Rule Bable

Salinearticle aaWith an estimated attendance that exceeded 10,000, this year’s Saline Celtic Festival was a record breaker, according to Pat Littie, chairman of the Celtic Festival Committee. “This was our best year yet,” he said. “The weather was a major factor, it was beautiful.” The festival featured music from Scottish pipers and the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic; mock Celtic battles; a Wee Folks Parade along with a variety of activities for children; and more than 20 merchant booths offering Celtic-themed products and food. “The most important part,” said Littie, “is that the crowds had a great time. It’s a festival for all ages. People came away with a great feeling, and that’s what it’s all about.”

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2003 Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival


Well, after seven years, Pat and I finally had a real Vacation! On August 31st, we flew to Denver, Colorado and spent four days visiting her cousin (Robert Doriss) and doing some sightseeing. Things we did included: attending the Bite of Colorado celebration in downtown Denver; visiting the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs; touring the Coors Brewery in Golden, CO, and driving to the top of Lookout Peak to visit the grave of William Fredrick Cody (better known as Buffalo Bill). We planned to drive to the top of Pike’s Peak, but were turned back at the entrance because a nasty thunderstorm was moving in, making driving very hazardous.

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2002 Long's Peak Scottish / Irish Highland Festival

September 5 - 8, 2002

The Turnbull Clan was very proud to be chosen the Honored Clan at Long's Peak Scottish - Irish Festival, Estes Park,

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2003 Ocala Scottish Festival

The Ocala Festival has a new Turnbull tent and tent host. It went over very well and the local Turnbulls and Trimbles were pleased. Robert Scott Turnbull (Rob) has wanted to do a tent for several years but funds being limited his dream was put on hold.

bob turnbullFrom the left to right, Rob in the Kilt, his son Bobby and daughter Vanessa. Then it is William and his wife Claudia, then John and his wife Barbara.

This year (November 8 & 9 ) he received assistance from a TCA member, who acted as his patron, provided the money for his tent space fee. With the help of John W. Turnbull, the tent went up and everyone had a wonderful time, the weather was beautiful. a typical warm sunny Florida day.

  If anyone is interested in helping our regional tent hosts, who bear their own expenses in setting up these Turnbull Tents, please contact Wally Turnbull at 919-824-6111

2003 Tri-Cities Highland Gathering

Welcome to a Gathering of Scots

image002Mason Benjamin Epperly

My name is Mason and, with grandpa’s help, I wish to take you to the Tri-Cities Gathering of Scots which was held along the banks of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington on May 9th and 10th, 2003. But first, I should give you a little background of yours truly. I was born on March 24th, 2003 to Stacy and Jim Epperly and currently reside with them in Kennewick, Washington. My grandparents are Pat and Bill Trimble of West Richland, Washington and Larry and Sandy Epperly of Mesa, Arizona.

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2003 - 28th New Hampshire Highland Games

We set out on a rainy overcast day from Montreal hoping the skies would be clear by the time we reached the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds in New Hampshire. Indeed they were clear and the day was warm. Our welcome to the area was a grim-faced state trouper holding us parked at an intersection off Exit 7 while he let at least 150 cars, approaching from the south, proceed ahead of us. Finally we arrived at the Fair Grounds and as expected all the parking near the main entrance was full. Then our luck changed, an individual running a private lot indicated they had room for one more car. Parked at last, we were within 60 feet of the main entrance, great because my knees are in need of repair and walking can be difficult over rough ground.

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2003 - 57th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

The Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering was held at the King County Fairgrounds in Enumclaw, Washington on July 25th through 27th, 2003. 85 Clans were represented, 25 Pipe and Drum Bands (with over 1000 musicians), various vendors, entertainers, dancers and athletes.

The Games opened Friday night with Rising of the Clans and a Flaming Saltire with a representative of each clan holding a torch. The representatives then formed the Cross of St. Andrew upon the command of the Chieftain of the Games, the torches were lit and a Flaming Saltire was created. At the end of the ceremony, the representatives announced their clan as they marched off the field.

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2003 Stone Mountain Highland Games

Clan Turnbull International at Stone Mountain Highland Games

Clan Turnbull International made their annual visit to the Stone Mountain Highland Games. The weather was great and we had the best of times. We got to see so many people that we have as friends, members, or just general acquaintances, it was a ball of fun. Wally and Betty Turnbull from TCA came to visit with us and we had a lovely time seeing them again. Terry Trimble from Nashville TN. came with his twin sons Michael and Aaron. Which is which??? I don’t know but they are both very nice young men and it was a joy to see them again. Also as a side note, we had an official from the games tell us that we were in a tight running for best clan tent, although we didn’t win first, second isn't bad for a games so large.

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