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A wonderful atmosphere at our annual Valentine’s Dance. All proceeds going to charity and we also made this a request night. Great selection of music everyone and even some progressive squares in the mix!
Thanks to all who came and to Nigel and Sheila for looking after the pre-loved clothing stall.
Heather from the Square Dance Society says a few words and presents them with welcome packs
Class of 2012-2013 – welcome
and it wouldn;t be a celebration without graduation pizzas!
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Congratulations to our new graduates! It’s been a lot of fum and a lot of learning to master this mainstream program but we made it. A nice crowd was there to help welcome our new grads and it was a really lovely atmosphere. Thanks to Heather Wheeler (Society president) and Jan Stephens (vice president) for the welcoming words and “packs” presented. We welcomed a couple of interstate visitors, Con and Alma, from Mackay in Qld too. Special thanks to Les Tulloch who came along on request to set up gear for us as Graham had injured his back. Also thanks to John Casey and Ian Rutter for the calls on the night too.
Welcome to our newest members of the club and may you enjoy many years of fun and friendship with us!
Rod & Sandy James from the Royal Flying Doctor Service accept our cheque from the Charity night
One of our staunch helpers – Barry with friend
Watching the presentation
Gotta dance off the spuds
Green’s the theme
Dancing at St Patricks
Cooking the spuds – O’Laughlins Catering
So…which one be the leprechaun?
Arrgh – there’s a leprechaun on stage!
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St Patrick’s Day was celebrated with a hearty spud meal before the dance. O’Laughlins Catering brought their famous spud van along and served an extraordinary number of spud meals to a happy group of dancers.
Before we launched into the dancing we were pleased to be able to present the fundraising cheque from our Charity night to two representatives of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Rod and Sandy James (square dancers themselves!) received the cheque and thanked everyone for their donations. After hearing what it cost to keep a RFDS plane flying, we may have to run a few more charity dances!!
The rest of the night was a lot of fun with alternating brackets of learners and mainstream and everyone looked great in green dancing in the well decorated hall. Thanks to our committee and helpers for setting it up and packing away.
This makes the feeding of the five thousand seem like a family picnic! We again invited the Pancake King and his serving maiden to cook and dish out as many pancakes as a gathering of square dancers could eat. A big ask of anyone! So many enjoyed the fare and were seen queueing up for seconds, thirds, fourths and more. Scott and Kaye – the Pancake King and assistant, did a great job and I think this year his aim is improving or dancers are getting better at catching the flipped crepes. Here’s some photos… (click on image to enlarge)
A great night with many dressed in red, white and blue which really added to the atmosphere. The hall looked good with US flags and rosettes and the supper – what a feast. Mini hot dogs, donuts and apple pies supplemented with some creative fare brought by oour dancers.
We hope you enjoyed our musical tour through the states of America. It’s interesting to see how many songs relate to one state or another! New York, Mississippi, Hollywood, Rocky Mountains and more.
Thanks to our decorating crew and to everyone who came and made it a night with atmosphere.