First Holiday Hoedown for Second Wind Was Held
The youngest dancer was aged 2! We didn’t ask about the oldest, of course, but we do know there were several enthusiastic partiers in their 80s!
Eugene and Ellen Ratcliffe, volunteers who taught earlier dance classes, also volunteered to call the dances and Allegheny Mountain Radio DJ Doug Smith assisted as well. Thanks also go to the Ruritans and their president Polly Newlon for their help and donated use of the building and to all members of the Highland Senior Services Local Council for their planning and assistance that evening. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and Christmas cookies were served.
Admission and “purchase” of food was all by voluntary contribution and the event cleared just over $252. The Hoedown was advertised in The Recorder and on the local radio station, and 25 posters were displayed in Monterey, Franklin, McDowell, and Warm Springs for a couple of weeks prior to the event.