Darroll Morehouse will play the bagpipes to start out the fall equinox celebration in Yachats on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Polly Plumb Productions invites people to welcome in the fall equinox on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. at the Yachats State Park Recreation Area.

The fall, or autumnal equinox has been honored worldwide for centuries with a wide range of religious and community traditions.

The Sept. 22 celebration in Yachats will feature Darroll Morehouse playing the bagpipes at 4 p.m. in the park. Attendees are encouraged to bring an acoustic instrument for a possible parade or jam after Morehouse’s performance.

The event will follow the most current guidelines for social distancing announced by the Lincoln County Health Department.

Morehouse has played in several bagpipe bands and has taught many new pipers, including nine members of the Salem Firefighters Pipes and Drums. He has performed at the National Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs, the Fleet Of Flowers in Depoe Bay, the Yachats Celtic Festival and numerous private venues in Oregon, California and Washington. He is a member of the Northwest Firefighters Pipes and Drums, an organization of Northwest firefighter bagpipe bands that gathers together to provide honors for firefighters who have lost their lives in the performance of their duties. Morehouse is a resident of Newport who took up bagpiping after he retired from the San Jose Fire Department and moved to Oregon.

Polly Plumb Productions is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that produces and supports, diverse, artistic, colorful, whimsical, musical and intelligent arts and cultural programming. Learn more at www.pollyplumb.org.

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