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MARCH    2004    --    Number 117
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          As many of you know, Fundy Squares dance at the Wilmot Community Centre onWednesday nights from 8- 10 p.m. We thought we would share some of thethings that have been going on with our Club this year.

          The year started off with the annual Port George Campout co-hosted withBelles & Beaus of Berwick the weekend of August 16th. The Callers wereBarry Walker and Tommy Collins. There was a nice turn out. The pajama partyon Saturday night after the dance was, as usual, lots of fun.The next campout will be Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th ofthis 2004. Be sure to mark it on your calendars.

          Regular square dancing started September 10th with Fundy Squares welcomingTommy Collins to the Club as well as dancers from Riverview Club. TommyCollins is our regular caller and we are certainly happy to have him.Tommy has had 10 years of calling.

          Throughout the fall, dances have been well attended. Fundy Squares has alsobeen busy banner stealing and enjoying the hospitality of the host clubs.

          Our latest endeavor was a New Year's "No Frills Dance" at KingstonElementary School with Tommy Collins as caller. To use an old phrase "A goodtime was had by all". Hopefully, the New Years' dance will become atradition in the Valley area with a different club hosting it each year.

          If you would like more information about Fundy Squares, please feel free toemail the Club Secretary at
or mailJack & Irene Barlow at RR 1, Wilmot, NS BOP 1WO.

Submitted by Wanda Cole, Secretary, Fundy Squares


Annual Harvest Moon Dance

The M.M.M/Ocean Waves club held their annual fund raiser dance at Bloom field Community Center onNov. 15, 2003.

The Harvest Moon Dance was an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable evening. It was like old home weekseeing some of the folks who travelled long distances and filled our dance floor with 15 squares. Our guestsrepresented 14 clubs from around the province and one couple came from Moncton, N.B.

The M.M.M./Ocean Waves are extremely proud to have three top notch callers for their regular dance nightsduring the week, and it was these three special callers who provided the music and talent for our specialHarvest Moon Dance. We would like to thank Kerry Fletcher, Mark Savage, and Bruce Savage.

The gymnasium was truly decorated in full fall colours and harvest theme. There were bales of straw,scarecrows, bulrushes, cornstalks and vegetables. There were bird houses, wheelbarrows, shovels and harvesttools. Tables were decorated with brightly covered tablecloths. The gym was truly decorated in full fallcolours and harvest theme. The wise old owl guarded the hall, leaves of many colours hung from the sky andthe dancers never had a dull moment.

Tickets were sold all over the Maritimes and also to dancers from Maine, Edmonton and Calgary on abeautiful hand crafted games table. The winner of this beautiful table was Mr. Pat Matheson, who justhappens to be the caller for the Scotia Dancers Club and the co-caller for the Timberlea Twirlers.

While dancers sipped on the refreshing fruit punches, many door prizes weregiven out during the eveningincluding a couple of 50/50 draws.

Following a friendship ring, ice cream and pies of every kind were served and guests remained excited andhappy while enjoying one anothers company.

We thank each and every member of the club and all our special guests fortheir support and attendance.

Respectfully submitted by club historian, Reta Blades

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