In January, CCDC members Sean Brimm, Evelyn Burkhouse, Liz Dubravcic, Evangelos Falaris, Kerrianne Hanlin and Jamie Marshall could be seen enjoying Scottish bagpipe & fiddle music, Scottish and Irish dance performances, poetry readings, and traditional foods & drink at the Fourth Annual Robert Burns Supper at the Walls Activity Center in Fair Hill. The supper was hosted by the Cecil Land Trust in celebration of the life of farmer and poet Robert Burns, and “The Gift of Good Land” that is the foundation of our spirit, economy, and general well-being here in Cecil County.
John Dixon, Chair of the CC Democratic Central Committee helped organize the event. Speakers and honorary guests included newly elected MD Comptroller Brooke Lierman, MD House Delegate Kevin Hornberger, County Council members Al Miller and Bob Meffley, and Cecil Land Trust Executive Director Alisa Webb and President Bill Kilby. Former MD Governor Martin O’Malley performed a mellifluous rendition of The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond and the night ended with the entire audience on its feet singing along to Burns’ best known song, Auld Lang Syne.
President Liz Dubravcic attended the Young Farmers Breakfast at the Calvert Grange. This annual meeting is an opportunity to meet and network with local farmers, politicians and agricultural specialists dedicated to supporting farmers and agricultural interests at the local, regional and state levels.
Heidi Gaultney, Maryann Orthello and Liz Dubravcic attended the LULAC Open house. Prospective LULAC members, community members, and organizations were invited to participate in this special meeting to help set priorities of the group for the coming year.