Jan. 25, 2012
The Port City Benevolent Society is celebrating the life, work and times of Scotland's famous poet, Robert Burns, by having an Inaugural Burns Supper to benefit the Shawnee State University Creative Writing Fund. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Port City Café and Pub.
Robert Burns is referred to as the national poet of Scotland and his birthday on January 25 is celebrated worldwide. Burn's Suppers have been part of Scottish culture for more than 200 years.
These suppers are traditionally held to support the creative and fine arts in areas where the suppers are held. In keeping with this tradition, the net proceeds of this event will be donated to Shawnee State University's Creative Writing Fund administered through the SSU Development Foundation.
A limited number of tickets are available for $50 for the traditional dinner and entertainment that includes a sampling of haggis, cock-a-leekie soup, struan bread, neeps (potatoes) and tatties (turnips), black Angus prime rib, and apple Betty with cream. An optional $30 ticket can be purchased for a Scotch whiskey tasting before and after the dinner. Live music and entertainment is planned for the evening.
For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Port City Café and Pub, (740) 355-9015.