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Nigel Tranter to be honored in absentia

      Bestselling author, Diana Gabaldon will be the special guest at the Odom Library's Scottish Weekend 2000 to be held February 18, 19 & 20, 2000 and you're invited to come too!

      Ms Gabaldon has written Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager and Drums of Autumn plus the new Outlandish Companion. The critically acclaimed novels about Claire and Jamie Fraser have captured the hearts of millions.

      The Odom Library is proud to honor Ms. Gabaldon with the 2000 Odom Heritage Award.

       The renowned Scottish author Nigel Tranter will also be honored in absentia since his health prohibits him from traveling to America.

      Previous winners of The Odom Heritage Award include Cliff Robertson, Britt Hume and Ludlow Porch.

      Special Guests for the weekend will be Peter Marshall, Her Majesty's Consul General from Atlanta and Mrs Marshall.

      The Scottish Weekend 2000 will begin on Friday evening with an old fashioned Ceilidh Dutch Treat Dinner at Western Sizzlin' in Moultrie. Everyone is invited to bring their party piece and musical instrument as all are welcome to join in the fun.

      On Saturday, programs in the library will include presentations by Noel Young (Northeast USA Correspondent for Scotland on Sunday, etc.), E. Randall Floyd, author of several bestselling books and a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. Chuck Bearman representing TECA, Andy Mowatt, Valerie Gray representing SHUSA, Kitty Carroll and her hawks and falcons, Ward Weems and a special program by our honoured Clans, Clans Elliott and Clan Gordon.

      Weems & Sons will have their books in the auditorium all day and Mowatt's Scottish Classics will bring their store for all to enjoy. The entertainers will be in the children's library for tape sales and autographs and photographs. Of course, the library will be open for genealogists to search for their ancestors.

       Bob Edgar, from Oregon, will return with his presentation.

      The Centerville Volunteer Pipes and Drums from Centerville, Georgia, and the SAMS unit from Savannah, Georgia will lead the ceremonies Saturday evening at the Gala Ceilidh and Banquet (still at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition site, but in a larger building) where entertainers, Carl Peterson, Eric Duncan, George & Carol Worthley, Colin Grant-Adams and Rixey and MacMillan will bring Scottish magic to Moultrie. The all-you-can-eat-seafood buffet and a little 10th birthday celebration for The Family Tree, plus door prizes and the Bonniest Knees Contest will round out the evening.

       On Sunday there will be a special Kirkin' o' the Tartan at the First Presbyterian Church in Moultrie followed by a home-cooked luncheon for all. The Rev Dr. Hugh Buchanan Ward is planning a lovely and meaningful service.

      Tickets are $55 each until February 15. For this event only, we are able to accept major credit cards, but there is a $5 charge if you wish to use a credit card. We must limit the crowd to the first 300 who register, so, don't be disappointed, register today.

      Just send your name, address, phone number and other information you wish on your name tags to Scottish Weekend 2000, Odom Library, PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828. Call Beth at the library if you wish more information (912-985-6540).

© Family Tree, 1999
Reprinted with permission.


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