Please join us for our 12th annual Scotch-tasting at Hillcrest Lodge, in Mount Vernon, WA. This popular event is for members of the Celtic Arts Foundation only. Memberships may be obtained, or renewed, here. Social time will begin at 5:30 pm, with the Scotch-tasting and Dinner starting at about 6:45 pm. The program will include live music and other entertainment, including the Scotch-tasting with exciting new whiskys for 2014! We plan to wrap things up around 9 pm.
The purpose of our Scotch-tasting gala is to have a great evening, learn about whisky, and to raise money to support the operations of the Celtic Arts Foundation. This is the only major fundraising event we do all year, and as such, we sincerely appreciate each and every donation made. RSVPs are required and need to be made absolutely no later than Friday, May 8, 2015. Please help us ensure a great event by sending your RSVP to Scotch Tasting RSVP as early as possible, or by calling 360-416-4934.
There are no contribution limits, however, the minimum expected donation for the dinner is $100 per person. As you celebrate with us we invite you to make an additional donation, or pledge-over-time, to help us “sponsor, encourage and promote Celtic culture through events and educational activities”. For your convenience we will gladly set up monthly automatic deductions, or you can make a one-time donation at the event.
This may well be our first “official” event at the new Littlefield Celtic Center, due to open about that time. Please stayed tuned for updates on venue!
Scotch-tasting RSVP for May 16, 2015
Please email your confirmation to Scotch-Tasting RSVP, or call 360-416-4934
If you can’t make it to the Scotch-tasting, but would still like to support the work of the Celtic Arts Foundation, please go to the Donate Now page.
Due to Washington State liquor laws, this fund-raising event is not open to the public and is only for members of the Celtic Arts Foundation. If you would like to find out more, please contact Skye Richendrfer directly, or call 360-416-4934. Memberships can be obtained, or renewed, through our website here.
Directions to Hillcrest Lodge
- 1717 South 13th Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
From Bellingham area – traveling South on -5, take the Kincaid Street exit (#226). At the end of the exit, turn left back under freeway, and continue up the hill (this is called Broad Street). You’ll pass a school on your right, and approximately 3 blocks past the school, turn right onto 13th Street (heading south). Hillcrest Park is about 5 blocks down on the right side of the street, entrance clearly marked. The Hillcrest Park Lodge is in the middle of the park – lots of parking.
From Seattle area – traveling North on I-5, take the Kincaid Street exit (#226). At the end of exit, turn right, heading up the hill (this is called Broad Street). You’ll pass a school on your right, and approximately 3 blocks past the school, turn right onto 13th Street (heading south). Hillcrest Park is about 5 blocks down on the right side of the street, entrance clearly marked. The Hillcrest Park Lodge is in the middle of the park – lots of parking.
Accommodations and Transportation
Our preferred accommodation provider is the Best Western CottonTree Inn.
Best Western CottonTree Inn
2300 Market Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Cab service to and from Hillcrest Lodge can be obtained by calling A Better Cab Company at 360-755-9262.