Howdy everyone this is Yellowrock Country Girl reporting to you about the great dance we had yesterday. Wow, did we ever have a great dance yesterday for the “End of the Summer Labor Day Shindig” in Deland, Florida on September 5, 2011 for Labor Day.
I tried to take as many pictures as I could while also working in the kitchen with the other TAW’s; Linda Saunders, Marty McCullough and Linda Morin so that everyone who was there as well as those who had other plans and could not attend can enjoy all the fun we had.
The very talented callers; John Saunders, Gene McCullough,Roland Morin, Rod Barngrover and our great cuer Dick Nordine gave the dancers a fantastic dance with the dancers dancing for three hours. They started the day before the dancers got there setting up their equipment and testing and helping us ladies set up the tables and chairs.
We had a great turnout of nearly 13 squares of dancers for the afternoon. The dancers came from all over Central Florida including the Space Trackers down in Merritt Island , Garden Patch Squares in Ocoee, Casselberry Hoedowners, Starlight Promenaders of Debary, Dixie Squares of Daytona, Ormond Squares of Ormond Beach, Honeybees of Deland, Bren Don Squares of Geneva and Grand Squares of Jacksonville.
We TAW’s did our best to keep the finger food table filled with chips and fruit as well as coffee and punch to keep the dancers energized, boy were they a hungry crowd! We kept them going until all the pizzas arrived and then scooped out ice cream sundaes for them to top with their favorite toppings as they finished the day of dancing.
We had a surprise ambush by the Jacksonville Grand Squares dancers as they came dressed in their wild west outfits, bandanas and guns a blazen! They have a dance coming up on November 18-19 in Jacksonville that is being sponsored by the Northeast Florida area of Square and Round Dancers Association with the theme being “Wild West”.
Bill and Joann Boyd and Roland and Linda Morin had a square for those wanting to get their “purple heart” dangles which is always fun for the newer and experienced dancers to dance with the callers.
We had dancers of all ages as you see here the youngest being the square dancers of the future !
Thanks John, Gene,Dick, Roland and Rod for such a great dance and thanks to all of the dancers for the wonderful turnout.
Until next time I see you in a square or round here’s a “yellowrock” from me to you! Yellowrock Country Girl.