The community of Athena, Ore., might be small, but it holds a grand legacy that the townsfolk celebrate annually with Caledonian Games.
"Legends remembered and legends being made is what Caledonian Games is all about," said Sue Friese, chairwoman of the event.
Besides a day filled with Highland games and Celtic music, there will be storytelling for the kids that will teach them about Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland from 1309-26, Friese said.
"He had become discouraged and gained inspiration from a spider that tried over and over to make its web until successful," she said.
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The spider's determination to build his web despite multiple failures inspired the king to continue his fight to free Scotland from English rule.
"So don your kilt or dress for summer and come and enjoy our City Park, the music, Highland dancing, piping and storytelling," Friese said.
The celebration opens at 5:30 p.m. July 13, 6 a.m. July 14 and 7 a.m. July 15. Athena is about 75 miles southeast of the Tri-Cities off Highway 124.
Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. July 13 with a dinner and music at City Park, followed by a sheep dog demonstration and a candle lighting ceremony.
July 14 festivities include sheep herding trials, a run/ walk, bike and trike races, Highland dancing and a Caledonian parade starting at 9 a.m.
Janet Naylor will play a concert of Celtic harp music at 10:30 a.m., followed by Scottish storytelling by Mary Finney. Other performers throughout the day include Skweez the Weezle, Boise Highlanders and Shadle Park Pipe Band.
July 15 events include music by Naylor, the Weston-McEwen Pipe band, Front Porch band, a live raptor demonstration by Lynn Tompkins with Blue Mountain Wildlife, a quilt show and a classic car show.
Admission to the event is free. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.