Celtic Cultural Alliance Board President, Sarah Hesener announces the election of local CCA Executive Director, Jayne Ann Recker, as president of the Association of Scottish Games & Festivals. Founded in 1981, in a spirit of cooperation, the Association of Scottish Games and Festivals provides its member organizations with a clearinghouse of ideas, resources, and information to assist them in the production of Highland Games. ASGF is committed to the fundamental purpose of cooperation for the betterment of each of its members through sharing experiences and providing counsel. Recker will serve as president until Dec. 31, 2021.
The CCA has expanded with year-round programming to support the mission of promoting and preserving Celtic Culture through arts, music, literature, dance, and history programs. In keeping with the spirit of "Next Generation," the CCA also offers scholarships to promising young students of the Celtic Arts. These yearly scholarships are offered to students of the arts, including Irish Step Dance, Highland Dance, Fiddle, and Bagpipes.
Recker has been the executive director of CCA since 2009. She served as a volunteer for many years prior to her appointment. A long time promoter of Celtic culture in the Lehigh Valley, Recker and her team have taken the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival to a whole new level of attendance, programming and financial stability. Recker resides in Northampton with her husband, John.
For more information about Celtic Classic Alliance, visit celticfest.org.