Campagna Center to Host 37th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, November 29 - December 1, 2007

Senator John Warner and Mrs. Warner to Serve as Grand Marshals

Alexandria – The Campagna Center is pleased to announce that Senator John Warner and Mrs. Warner will serve as Grand Marshals for the 37th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade to be held on Saturday, December 1, in Old Town Alexandria. The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend kicks off Alexandria’s holiday season with events to celebrate and honor the City’s Scottish founders, its rich heritage, and unique way of life.

As Grand Marshals, Senator Warner and Mrs. Warner will lead more than 100 Scottish Clans, pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, re-enactment groups, canine marchers, local dignitaries, and of course, Santa Claus, through the streets of Old Town. The Parade, a highlight of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, is sponsored by The Campagna Center, the St. Andrews Society of Washington, D.C., and the City of Alexandria.

Senator Warner and Mrs. Warner both have Scottish ancestors. Senator Warner’s great grandfather, Alexander Stuart of Dundee, supervised the building of Balmoral castle and Jeanne Warner’s father was born in Paisley, and her mother’s family came from Lanarkshire in the early 1700’s. Senator Warner proposed to Mrs. Warner in a chapel at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.

“My wife and I look forward to welcoming the holiday season in Alexandria by participating in the Scottish Christmas Walk. It is a wonderful tradition that benefits a worthy cause,” said Senator Warner.

This event is consistently ranked by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top twenty events in the Southeast, the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend draws nearly 30,000 people to the city. Tourists travel from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to participate in this celebrated community event.

See Scottish Christmas Fact Sheet attachment for events and details or go to www.scottishchristmaswalk.com.

 

About The Campagna Center

The Campagna Center is proud to be the leading children’s organization in Alexandria, Virginia, caring for more than 1,500 children daily. Since 1945, The Campagna Center has been a beacon of hope and a catalyst for community involvement. Today it operates seven high-quality programs that support children in Alexandria by providing services that allow them to arrive at school ready to learn and ensure they are academically successful at each grade level. For more information, visit www.campagnacenter.org.