FALA DAY at the LITTLE WHITE HOUSE 

Fala Day 2019

Saturday, October 26

10:00 - 14:30

FDR Fala Campaign Speech 1944

STCGA will be hosting Fala Day Saturday, October 26, 2019 at President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House in Warm Springs, GA.  Fala Day is a celebration of the remarkable and enduring legacy of the strong and inspiring bond between President Roosevelt and his beloved Scottie Fala.

 

This strong bond is reflected in the Roosevelt Presidential Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Fala is the only dog to receive the honor of being included in a presidential memorial.  A great story about Fala can be found HERE at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum archive.  Fala’s legacy also lives on at the Little White House where Fala spent his time scampering and playing on the grounds.  There are still scratches left on the front door of the Little White House made by Fala and preserved as part of the heritage of this presidential retreat.  Anyone who has spent any time around Scotties would certainly appreciate that!

 

Activities will kick off at 10:00 A.M. with a brief presentation of the unique history and positive impact of Fala upon President Roosevelt and many others.  A solemn reading of those who have passed over the Rainbow Bridge will be followed by the traditional parade of Scottish Terriers through the grounds led by a bagpiper.  A “Roosevelt style” picnic will be held on the grounds with all wishing to participate welcome to join.  Later, there will be a Fala look-alike contest, a costume contest and an array of other activities to keep all the Scotties and human attendees entertained. Come join us for a memorable and fun filled day.

Lunch

 

Visitors to Fala Day have the option to bring their own lunch or join STCGA for a cook-out with hot dogs, hamburgers, turkey burgers, soft drinks, bottled water, chips, and dessert. There will be a $10 charge to participate in the cook-out and you can sign up at the registration desk on Saturday morning.

Fala Day Itinerary (times approximate)
  • 10:00 - 11:00am - Arrival and visitation, tour the FDR little white house, museum and grounds. 

  • 11:00 - 11:15am - Opening ceremony with Park Ranger, Over the Rainbow ceremony, Boy Scout Color Guard

  • 11:15 - 11:30 - Parade through the grounds with bagpiper

  • 11:30 - 11:45 - Frolicking on the grounds following parade

  • 12:00 - 1:00 - Picnic lunch and social time

  • 1:00 - 2:00 - Dog care clinics / presentations 

  • 2:00 - 2:30 - Club activities (costumes, Fala look-alike, agility Scottie style)

  • 2:30 - Closing / Clean-up

  • 2:30 - 6:00 Shopping in the quaint and interesting shops in Warm Springs

 

Accommodations

The STCGA has a group of rooms at the Meriwether Country Inn.
The rate is $65, and $10 per Scottie.

Mention Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta (STCGA)

Meriwether Country Inn Website

5675 Spring Street

Warm Springs, GA 31830

706-655-9099

Fala Day - Oct 13, 2018
We had a beautiful day in Warm Springs for Fala Day again this year. The weather was great, the sky was blue, the sun was shining, and the temperature just right.  A good group of Scotties enjoyed the day, it was a fun day for all! Afterwards many of us spent the night at Meriwether Inn which gave us the opportunity to visit further and share stories and information about our beloved Scotties.  
Here are two videos of the parade to the Little White House and some pictures. If you were at Fala day and have some pictures you would like posted or details about any of the pictures included below, please send an email
Parade to the Little White House
IMG_0897
STCGA
Eric Varner
Daniel Bollinger
IMG_0826
Robby, Fala Look-alike winner
IMG_0902
IMG_2709
Little White House Parade
IMG_2720
IMG_0864
Tina_Winston_Lena_Harper
IMG_0921
IMG_0907
IMG_0910
IMG_2695
IMG_2693
IMG_2701
IMG_2703
IMG_0906
Costume Contest
Costume Contest
Fala look-alike contest
Grooming Session
Dowdell's Knob
Scottie love for FDR
Scottie love for FDR
IMG_0949-crop
Dowdell's Knob View
IMG_0939
Fala Day - Oct 14, 2017
It was a beautiful day at Fala Day this year. The weather was great and we had a good group of Scotties and their owners. Boy Scout troop 467 presented the colors, and later attended a dog care merit badge training session. In addition, Lisa Dempsey demonstrated how a Scotty can master an agility course. 
It was a fun day for Scotties!
IMG_2377
IMG_2395
IMG_2397
IMG_2393
IMG_2368
IMG_2372
IMG_2361
IMG_2423
IMG_2437
IMG_2426
IMG_2428
IMG_2440
IMG_7779
IMG_2451
SAM_3222
SAM_3225
SAM_3223
SAM_3221
SAM_3239
SAM_3229
SAM_3246
SAM_3231
SAM_3241
SAM_3247
SAM_3249
SAM_3248
SAM_3252
SAM_3255
SAM_3257
SAM_3256
SAM_3261
SAM_3262
SAM_3263
SAM_3270
SAM_3284
SAM_3287
SAM_3264
SAM_3273
SAM_3289
SAM_3291
SAM_3290
SAM_3293
SAM_3304
SAM_3296
SAM_3292
SAM_3305
SAM_3307
SAM_3308
SAM_3309
SAM_3310
SAM_3320
SAM_3321
SAM_3325
SAM_3324
SAM_3323
Fala Day - 2015 
30th Anniversay of STCGA Celebrating Fala Day - Oct. 2014
Photos-credit Dixie Turman and Laura Bishop
"ROBBIE" Fala 'look-alike'

DIRECTIONS TO FALA DAY: FDR Little White House Historic Site FDR Park, Warm Springs, GA.

© 2020 Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta, Inc.   All Rights Reserved.

SAM_3261