‘Oldies but goodies’ kick up heels

dancers enjoying the recently organised Laggan Dance.A NOSTALGIC glimpse into the past of ‘oldies but goodies’ at Laggan Old Time Dance on Saturday, February 18, at Laggan Memorial Hall.
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Many of those present were no doubt remembering dances they regularly attended some years back, with Crooked Corner Band playing on stage. Ron Evans, Ian Baxter and Peter Painter kept the dancers in time as they once again entertained us with those good old time dance tunes. Ron, Ian and Peter, appeared pleased to be back into the swing and were remembering John Warn and Peter’s father, memorable, happy times when they all played together for local dances. Thanks again boys – it really was wonderful to have you up front and centre again.

A small crowd of patrons enthusiastically joined in the spirit; Barn dances, Gypsy tap, Fox trot and Pride of Erin were among many of the dances we were able to participate in with gusto, though possibly, not always correct footwork! There were many prizes for spot dances and also a Monte Carlo, with keen competition to be in the correct section of dance floor or on the spot, to get that box of chocolates or bottle of wine.

Thanks to each and everyone who helped out with setting up, buying prizes and supplies, selling tickets, kitchen duties, laden supper table, taking video/photos, and generally lending a helping hand whenever and wherever needed. Without the support and help of so many, these events would not be possible. Thanks go to Allan and Sue for their generous donation of prizes and also to Pat the Plant man for his lovely tray of fresh plants – very much appreciated, especially for those fortunate enough to win raffles and a lucky door prize. Tom and Audrey Arnall, popped in to check out the action and won the plant tray, plus lucky door prize for the evening. Barry Murphy won the fruit and vegie tray from Lost River and our visitors from Sydney were thrilled to win first prize, consisting of a luxury Supertex towel set, donated by Allan and Sue Townsend.

All in all, another very successful and fun filled evening with lots of laughter on the dance floor. Everyone is looking forward to the next Old Time Dance at Laggan Hall, on the third Saturday in March, (17th – Binda Race Day) when once again you can let your hair down and kick your heels up in style – with fond memories of the days when you did it so easily, every week! Contributed.

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