By Kristina Powers Aubry
The Board of Directors of the South County Community Services has announced plans for the new 2014 annual fundraiser, “Dance Across the Decades.” The event is scheduled for April 26th, 7 – 11 p.m. at the Local 357 Plumbers and Pipe-fitters Union Hall, 11847 Shaver Road in Schoolcraft (just off US-131).
The evening has been planned to give participants an opportunity to kick up their heels, celebrate the onset of spring and shake off those late winter blues while helping SCCS provide senior and social services to 35,000 south county residents.
DJ Dan Can has been engaged to play music from the 1940s through the present, from foxtrot to boogie, twist to tweak, country to line dances, with even a little ballroom dancing thrown in. Dan has been providing music for events all over the area and promises to make this an evening to remember for all who attend. For those who feel dancing is a bit beyond their skills, dance lessons will be offered every hour to help dancers brush up on forgotten steps or learn new ones.
Food and refreshments will be on hand to keep up energy and spirits catered by area specialists in gourmet delights, along with beer, wine and pop to quench the thirst.
For those who would rather tap their toes than dance, a comfortable seating area will be available to sit and enjoy the music, watch the dancers and enjoy friends.
In addition to the food and dance, special activities and contests will be held during the evening. Have a favorite dress or suit to wear from your favorite decade? Wear it. Costumes are welcome to add to the fun. Are you especially known for your talents at a particular dance? Strut your stuff and try your skills against other dancers in a dance-off.
No fundraiser is complete without a raffle. Prizes are being collected now, hopefully to include a large screen TV, iPad, iPod, free rounds of golf at Angel’s Crossing Golf Course and other surprises.
The goal of the board is to raise a $10,000 for the SCCS operation.
Tickets are $75.00 per couple, $40.00 individual, and include dancing, music, food and prizes. Tickets are available now and can be reserved by calling SCCS at 649-2901.