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MacMurray to host “Highland” Games

April 1, 2011

MacMurray students will compete in the 2011 “Highland” Games on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. on the field between Julian Hall and Henry Pfeiffer Library on the MacMurray College Campus. Events will include hay bale jousting, where competitors will duel on top of hay bales; “Caber” toss, a contest similar to shot put where competitors throw a log or other large item; tug of war; duck racing; and a pie eating contest. A local Celtic band will provide music if the weather permits. On Sunday, April 3 students will make competition kilts in Henry Pfeiffer Library between 3 and 9 p.m.

This is the first time the College has hosted the event, a spin-off of the traditional games which are a combination of athletic and other competitions celebrating Scottish heritage. The event is sponsored by the College’s Student Affairs office.

For more information, contact:

Public Relations, MacMurray College
Work: 217-479-7181 | Cell: 217-883-3340
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