IOOF Sonora Lodge #10
Faithfully serving our community since 1853.
IOOF Sonora's Robert Burns Night!
A celebration of Scottish culture and Scottish poet Robert Burns, a Robert Burns Night is a night to remember! This is a black suit or Highland attire event, and will be held at the gorgeous Hurst Ranch indoor venue.
Guests will enjoy a catered Scottish meal, bagpipes and fiddles, a little of Burns' poetry, toasts and speeches, and of course, drams of Scotch! Bear Tent Brewing Company and Hurst Ranch Wine will also be served, and silent auction items will be available. Speakers include Don Burns, Chief of the Western Sierra Celtic Society, and Mark Noullian, Scotland native and Vice Chief of the Western Sierra Celtic Society.
Tickets are available now on the online store. ALL proceeds of the dinner will be put into the Sonora Odd Fellows Foundation, which is used to provide services to Tuolumne County foster children, sick, and the elderly. To sponsor the dinner or make a donation to the Supper, please go to our non-profit foundation website at: www.sonoraoddfellowsfoundation.org; and make sure you add, "Burns Supper" in the fillable form through the website. You may also send a check to:
Sonora Odd Fellows Foundation
10 West Dodge Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Please add "Burns Supper" to the memo of your check.
All donations are tax deductible under the IRS guidelines. No goods or services may be received as a result of the donation.
Burns Supper FAQs:
What does black suit/highland attire mean? What should I wear?
Gents should wear kilts or dark suits (not tuxedos!) Ladies should wear plaid or a dress with plaid accessories, such as a sash.
What happens at a Burns Supper?
Guests can expect a warm greeting, & the bar stocked and ready to sell Hurst Ranch wine and Bear Tent Brewery beer. Scotch is a big part of a Burns Supper, donations will be accepted for drams. There is a set order of events at a Burns Supper, which includes different speakers explaining the purpose of a Burns Supper and the fundraiser, providing an ode to the haggis (it's ceremonial, you don't have to eat it unless you want to!), and many toasts. A full Scottish dinner will be provided, silent auction items will be available, and everyone takes pictures and has a great time! Dinner starts promptly at 6 p.m., so come early for cocktail hour!