The 35th annual Celtic Classic, sponsored each year by the Celtic Cultural Alliance, returned to the streets of beautiful Historic Downtown Bethlehem, and Patient First was part of the fun again this year. We have enjoyed participating in this event for many years and join others in celebrating all things Celtic while we are there. That includes education, musical performances, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. Celtic refers to seven nations - Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, the Isle of Mann and Galicia. The event drew competitors from all over the county, and visitors from all over as well. We participated in the closing day of this three-day event and the culmination of the "Highland Games" which has been described as the biggest competition that a professional men's Highland gamer can go to. The day was full of plenty of men in kilts -- women and children, too. And even though we had a little afternoon rain on closing day, it surely didn't dampen anyone's spirits. Caber throwing was probably our most favorite featured activity of the event since we were set up in an area that gave us a front row view of the athletes in action. A caber looks like a telephone pole, but it's essentially a large, cleaned tree that ranges anywhere from 12 to 16 feet, and can weigh up to 160 pounds. It was just amazing to see men compete by flipping and turning over these large poles in the air. What an incredibly fun day we had. Our congratulations to Jayne Ann Recker, executive director of the Celtic Cultural Alliance, and her team of volunteers who make this an outstanding experience for us, and all participants each year. We are already looking forward to our return in 2023!