Reporter visits as Philadelphia shire prepares for Scottish Irish festival

Helen I. Hwang of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently visited a fighter practice for the Shire of Harshorn-dale. Members are scheduled to participate in the area's annual Scottish Irish Festival.

Alyson Choyce "'enjoys the society because chivalry and honor are basic concepts that she'd like to see more of in the modern world. At events, a woman will be greeted with a kiss on the hand, or a man will make sure a woman won't be walking back to her tent in the dark. It's a good value system' that you don't see all the time today, she said."