Vintage Family Square Dance Was Fun for All Ages
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The Vintage Family Square Dance held at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District earlier this month was "a big hit," according to Barb Barber of the Historic District Commission.
The dance was sponsored by the Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) to help promote the Cranberry Lake Farm site to the community. Glen Morningstar and the Ruffwater Stringband played a variety of music that had everyone spinning and twirling the do-si-do throughout the evening in the historic Flumerfelt Barn, Barber said.
A BBQ dinner plate was available for purchase with advance notice, and prepared by local café Seasonings in Oakland Township. The pulled pork sandwich was topped with coleslaw, and served with potato salad, beans, and a cornbread muffin.
“The dancing was enjoyed by all ages, with smiles and laughter shared in common as partners joined, hands clapped, and elbows locked to the tune of the fiddle,” Barbed noted.
Sharon McKay, Oakland Township Trustee, said she liked seeing how many people came out to enjoy the square dance at the historic farm.
The Oakland Township Historical Society members volunteered to help set up tables and chairs and prepare the lawn area under the tent.
Josiane Whitson, Chairperson of the HDC, was impressed with the age range of square dancers that attended the event, as many younger dancers joined in for the fun. At the end of the event, everyone joined in to help put tables and chairs away for the next event.
Barber explained the evening as “Just perfect with great music, great food, and a great time,” The most frequent comment heard was “When are we going to have this again?”