Ode to a Haggis
There was plenty of Scotch whisky and plenty of people who showed their Scottish pride by wearing tartan and kilts. Everyone who attended got “Mac” added to the beginning of their last names on their name tags.
“That’s why there are so many Scottish jokes, because we laugh at ourselves,” Wilson said.
“Nothing beats the Glasgow patter. It means the chit chat,” said Maureen Deeney, who’s also from Scotland.
Clark College raised about $30,000 Thursday night to pay for the airfare and tuition of a student from Scotland for one year, said Mike Wilson, who helped organize the event. The goal was to raise $15,000.