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Burns Supper 2022!

The Burns Supper is planned for January 22nd at 7:30 at Gerhart Hall on the campus of the Church of the Heavenly Rest. We will park at the Meander parking lot between South 6th and South 7th. There is plenty of parking and the entrance to the hall is on that side of the campus. Bring a covered dish. The pipers will be providing our world famous brisket and our infamous Cowboy Haggis. USDA inspected beef and beef products. Some "bashed" neeps (mashed turnips) and "tatties" (mashed potatoes) would be great with the haggis. Also, you will want to bring your favorite Scotch Whiskey as there are 4 or more toasts during the course of the evening. The hall will be open at 7 for a time of meeting and greeting and the program will start promptly at 7:30. Don't be late! You won't want to miss a minute!

Rebuilding Year 2021

The Abilene Pipers have had a great year. We have been joined by Zach Robinson, Josh Dvorak, Ben Adams, and Kenny Baird of the Dyess AFB conglomerate. Having these Air Force guys is both a blessing and a curse. They are great pipers/drummers but they can be called away at a moment’s notice. Several of these guys have moved mountains to be here for our Burns Supper. Let them know you appreciate their service to the country and the Pipers. We also have Tony Porterfield - Air Force Retired on snare drum. He has been a great addition to our group. Always there when you need him and a great drummer to boot. We are also thrilled to have Jackson Compston! Jackson is a piano student of Robert and started playing pipes in 2021. In a conversation with Jackson’s grandmother it was discovered that Mark and Robert played at Jackson’s parent’s wedding! It was a huge celebration. Jackson continues our proud tradition of “under 16 years old pipers”, following in the gillies of Mark Izbrand, who is currently in medical school, and Wes Donhauser, who recently graduated from Harvard. We have high hopes for Jackson!

Farewell to the Izbrands

We said goodbye to David and Sabrina Izrand this past year. David retired and the two of them fulfilled a longtime dream of moving to the Great Smoky Mountains. Over the years David and Sabrina were HUGE supporters of the Pipers and David and Dr. Adel Nafrawi provided almost all of our monetary support for over a decade. Sabrina and Lorna Nafrawi made our mince pies for the Burns Suppers and Sabrina made her famous whiskey sauce for the haggis. Those items will not be a part of our future Burns Suppers. There is no way to come close to quality that those two ladies produced. We will miss David and Sabrina, like we miss "Doc" Nafrawi, but we wish them well and a happy and well deserved retirement.