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9th Annual Alameda Hogmabay Pipe-athon

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December 31, 2023


Well, we did it again!  The 9th Annual Alameda Hogmabay Pipeathon took place on December 31st, with the team visiting and Andy playing Auld Lang Syne on the pipes in 18 bars around Alameda.  This year we beat the 2022 record and more than doubled our target of $2024, collecting over $4,400 for American Cancer Society!

I'd like to thank this year's Team Pipeathon, including Jamie "Elwood" Eckmier, Pep "Jake" Montes, Tim "Sister Mary" Dense, and Ken "Andretti" Johnson (PipeMobile Driver), plus my always supportive MacKay family (Fiona, Feargal and Caimin).

Thanks to the fantastic people of Alameda who came out on the night to cheer us on and donate to the cause - definitely the best yet!

And finally many thanks to all the bars and restaurants who allowed us to invade their spaces for a great cause:

McGees - Park Street Tavern - Preacher's Daughter - Speisekammer - Mo's Wine Bar - Star Pizza - Lemon Drop - Hobnob - Lucky 13 - Club House - The Benton - Forbidden Island - Swell - The Boathouse - Alameda Yacht Club - Wally's - Fireside - 1400 Bar & Grill

We couldn't have done it without you!  We're hoping to be back at the end of 2024 for the 10th Annual Alameda Hogmabay Pipeathon.  Until then, the donations site remains open so if you'd still like to donate please do so here!

Happy New Year to everyone!



Oh, and Hogmabay?
Hogmanay = New Year in Scotland (the best place to be!)
Hogmabay =  best Scottish New Year in the Bay Area!

Check out the video from previous events: