Quimper Grange is hosting a third annual New Year’s Eve event featuring square and contra dancing as a fundraiser to support ongoing hall maintenance and improvements. Quimper Grange is Port Townsend’s premier traditional dance venue and on any given Saturday night there is bound to be a lively dance going on: a square dance, zydeco, contras dance or tango.
All that dancing takes a toll on the old floor so the floor has had to be refinished twice in the past four years. Many other improvements have been made from putting on a new roof this year, to getting a new projection screen, from hanging energy efficient window covers to upgrading the heating system. Some of the improvements are outside of the hall such as the curtain drain installation and the graveling of the parking area. Much has been done but there is still more to do.
This year’s fundraising event will be split between traditional southern square dancing and contra dancing. Any and all proceeds will be used for hall maintenance and improvements.
From 8:00 to 10:00 Dave Thielk will call squares, circles and mixers. From 10:00 until Midnight, expert caller, Nan Evans, will call contras. Local bands, Susannah Gals and Rose Street Ramblers will provide the music. This is will be a family friendly event. Potluck snacks are encouraged.
|The Rose Street Ramblers|
Suggested donation is $12.00, however, no one will be turned away at the door and donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Drop in to check out the venue, or stay and dance the night away. Doors open at 8 PM. Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona (at the end of Sheridan). For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-385-3308.