CCA Announces 2021 Board Officers and New Board Members

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania, January, 2021: Celtic Cultural Alliance has announced a new Board president and other officers.

Meghan Burke was recently elected the new President for the Board of Directors at Celtic Cultural Alliance. Burke is the marketing and events coordinator for RCN.

“Having been involved with Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival with my employment at RCN, I was thrilled to be asked to join the Board of Directors in 2019, and now to be elected President,” said Burke, “Knowing the huge economic impact that Celtic Classic has on the local community every September and the Celtic educational and artistic programming that CCA does throughout the year, I am glad that I can be part of ensuring its success in 2021.”

CCA also announced its other Board officers: new vice-president of development, Therese Kelley; vice-president of administration, Karen Housel; and former President Sarah Hesener as Secretary.

CCA welcomed the addition of two new directors, Robin Anthony and Nikki Tran. Anthony is the Administrator, Joint Commission and Regulatory Excellence at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Nikki Tran is in field sales support for Tactile Medical.

In its 34th year, Celtic Cultural Alliance hosts the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethlehem, which is the largest free Celtic festival in North America, in addition to educational programming and outreach events throughout the year.

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About the Celtic Cultural Alliance

On Columbus Day weekend in 1988, the first Celtic Classic was presented by a small group of individuals.  The goal of this dedicated group was to create an event that symbolized the Celtic spirit and history, and to provide the impetus for an organization that focused on promoting the Celtic culture. This group has now evolved into Celtic Cultural Alliance to better communicate the overall goals of the organization.

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.

The Celtic Classic has blossomed into one of the largest Highland Games and Festival in North America. Annually, over 250,000 visitors come to Historic Bethlehem to join in this celebration of all things Celtic. The organization has expanded into year-round programs. Our educational programming has expanded to include community outreach events in area school districts, religious institutions, local theaters and colleges throughout the Lehigh Valley. A series of scholarships are awarded each year in varied areas of Celtic culture.

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Information provided to TVL by:
Marcie Mulligan
Cultural Outreach Coordinator