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Clan Henderson
Takes 2nd place on the "Best and Most Creative Clan Tent Award"
At the Loch Norman Highland Games 2004

Very hard luck to Clan Henderson but as 2nd place runners up they do win a free years subscription to the Burke's Peerage & Gentry online database and electronic magazine, Avatus.

Here is what the judges had to say...

Clan Henderson's tent was beautiful.  Their tartan was backed by yellow fabric on the front of the tent and draped attractively to invite visitors inside.  They flew a 20 foot pole with an American flag, the NC State Flag and the Clan Henderson tartan banner.

Their tent featured flowers (even displayed to hide the tent poles)  and books and artifacts...and also Alexander Henderson who is an antique Cabbage Patch Doll.  Alexander was outfitted in a Clan Henderson kilt...real sporran, real shoes and shirt and even a real Balmoral complete with clan badge!

The tables were skirted and covered with tartan...they offered books for use...and were friendly, hospitable and welcoming.    They had comfortable chairs for visitors and offered refreshments to all.  Their handmade Henderson banners were attractive and surely made their tent a standout.

Clan Henderson features, as part of their "display" the Walkabout...where Clan Henderson members are piped about all over Clan Row.  The Walkabout is a tradition at all Games where Clan Henderson appears...because their chief, Dr. John Henderson of Fordell, lives in Australia and is Australian.  Clan Henderson also performs the Kilt Baptism at many Games...where brand new kilts are given a taste of Scotch.

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