On New Years’ Day, 2012, a groundbreaking ceremony took place to construct a new cultural center at Rural Hill near Charlotte, NC. Its location is the site of the annual Loch Norman Highland Games each April. Nearly 200 people were attending the annual First Footin’ event, with the traditional walk around the property, a 5mile Run, and an outdoor lunch of Stone Soup. At the groundbreaking the Rev. Fred Sanford, Henderson Chaplain, gave a reading of Robert Burns’ poem “New Years Day,” relating the occasion to a lament of the past and a strive for the future. Other Hendersons present were Peggy Sanford (Clan Recording Secretary), L.D. Bass, Jr. (Rural Hill Board Member), David R. and Kari Henderson, Tim and Gwynn Lindler, John Misenheimer (cousin of NW Pacific Commissioner Ellen Bentley), and prospective members Kelly and Peggy Franklin. The center will be an activities building, a memorial gift from the late Rural Hill farm (Davidson Plantation) resident May Davidson, who always celebrated her Scots heritage. A mild, sunny day added to the joyful spirit of all present.