Contrary to Popular Opinion: A Blog
Happy September! Do you know what this means? I'll tell you: Dayton dances are BACK! Now, not only do you get to dance every Monday, but you also get the opportunity to dance on the awesome floor at the Dayton Learning Center on the second Saturday each month. The first dance of the season is Saturday, September 10 and you don't want to miss it. The terrific Tom Hinds is calling to the glorious tunes of Go Figure. We want to see you there so put it on your calendar now!
The Raffle Ticket fundraiser to support upgrading the sound system is only for about one more month. Get your tickets now! They're only $1 each; how can you say no? Or get your friends to get their tickets now...or your neighbors...or your cat? Whatever works for you! Maybe you don't want a raffle ticket but want to contribute to the sound system fund? Too bad! We only take raffle ticket purchases! Just kidding, of course we take donations! Stop by the welcome table at any dance to purchase your raffle ticket(s).
We are planning on participating in the Belmont Yard Sale on September 10 from approximately 5:30 am to noon-ish. We primarily need a donation of your time, although if you are desperate to donate something to the sale we won't turn it away! Send us an email or see Reilly at a dance to sign up for a volunteer time slot. (Reilly: I promise I won't ask you to be there all day with me unless you want to!)
Throughout the month of August, bands and callers have been donating their compensation to the Jack Williams Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship helps a local student from Broadway High School attend James Madison University. We are so pleased to announce that this Harrisonburg dance community has raised $267.00 to donate to this scholarship. Much love to Michael Williams and Julia Merkel, and family: fine musicians and friends of this contra community.
And finally, the survey is still on! Please take a couple minutes to give us some feedback about your thoughts and experiences with our local dances. The link to the survey can be found here and on the Shenandoah Valley Contra Dance and Monday Night Facebook groups. You only need to complete the survey once and your response is invaluable! Thanks for your help with this!
As always, we are so pleased you dance with us and we hope to see you soon!
Read the rest of the September 2016 newsletter here. Don't forget to subscribe!