Bowenville Hall beck­ons all dancers

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

BOWENVILLE has em­braced the best of both worlds with its tra­di­tional Old Time New Vogue dance, held once a month in the Bowenville Me­mo­rial Hall.

The dance wel­comes peo­ple of all ages and danc­ing abil­i­ties to join in for a dance, a meal, and a fun night out the old­fash­ioned way.

Event co­or­di­na­tor, Narelle, has been at­tend­ing old time dances with her hus­band since be­fore they were mar­ried, and wanted to share the ex­pe­ri­ence with her fel­low Bowenville com­mu­nity mem­bers.

“We de­cided as a com­mit­tee to have the dances ev­ery month, so some peo­ple have some­where to go,” Narelle said.

“There are a lot of dance peo­ple out there and they’d like some­where to go on a Satur­day night. They en­joy do­ing all the dif­fer­ent dances and they get to­gether with friends.”

Narelle has been or­gan­is­ing the event for some time now, and loves see­ing how much joy it brings all the dancers and at­ten­dees.

“We or­gan­ise it all, and get all the food for it, and we dec­o­rate the hall as well,” Narelle said.

“Putting it on for the com­mu­nity, I get a lot of plea­sure out of it.”

The live mu­sic is al­ways a high­light of the night. This Satur­day, Mark’s Mu­sic will be grac­ing the stage.

An­other high­light of the dance is the tasty sup­per every­one re­ceives af­ter a long night of danc­ing with their friends.

The sand­wiches are fa­mous at the Me­mo­rial Hall for their unique fill­ings.

Sand­wich fill­ings in­clude egg and let­tuce, cheese and car­rot, mince, ham and tomato, and corn and rel­ish.

Bowenville also hosted a New Year’s Eve party on Mon­day night for every­one who wanted to shimmy in the new year.

At­ten­dees were given the chance to en­ter a lucky door and raf­fle, with 2019 cal­en­dars up for grabs for the lucky win­ners.

Bowenville fol­lowed the usual tra­di­tion of live mu­sic on New Year’s Eve night, with Mys­tique and Carmel pro­vid­ing the tunes for the evening.

Dancers and par­tic­i­pants were given stream­ers, horns, and whis­tles for the count­down into 2019.

Ban­ners cov­ered the walls of the Me­mo­rial Hall as dancers wel­comed in the new year.

To start the new year the best way pos­si­ble, dancers were show­ered with lol­lies that fell from the roof on the stroke of mid­night, much to the ex­cite­ment of every­one on the dance floor.

As a de­voted Bowenville com­mu­nity mem­ber, Narelle has now de­voted her time to or­gan­is­ing dances for the new gen­er­a­tion. But she al­ways saves time for a dance her­self.

Ad­mis­sion is $10, and it goes from 8pm un­til late.

PHOTO: MEG GAN­NON

TWIST AND SHOUT: The Old Time, New Vogue dance wel­comes peo­ple of all ages and all dance abil­i­ties.

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