Easton Church Celebrates Robert Burns Saturday
The Burns Supper returns to Easton's First Presbyterian for its ninth year.
After the Scottish poet Robert Burns died in the late 18th century, his friends began holding dinners in his memory.
The "Burns Supper" is a tradition that's lasted into the 21st century, and you can find it here in Easton every year at the First Presbyterian Church on Spring Garden Street.
The church has held its Burns Supper each January for the last nine years. It returns this Saturday at 5 p.m.
On the menu is Scottish fare like cock-a-leekie soup, smoked salmon on oatcakes, roast beef, tatties-an’-neeps, lang kail, typsy laird trifle, and haggis.
Traditionally, haggis is made from the heart, liver and other organ meats of a sheep, all cooked inside a sheep's stomach.
But as Burns Supper organizer Art Charlton told Patch last year, what the church serves is more of a meatloaf, made with beef and liver.
For more information, call Charlton at 610-393-0156. Tickets for the dinner are limited. There's no exact fee for admission, but the church suggests a minimum $50 donation.