The Central Maine Square Dance Club of Waterville held a Christmas party at its weekly workshop on Tuesday, December 2nd. The members chose not to exchange gifts with one another but rather use the opportunity to collect gifts for the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers of Waterville. These gifts included toys and clothing. The evening began at 6 PM with a potluck supper followed by some dancing and of course a visit from Santa.
Then on Sunday, December 7th the club held its monthly dance from 2 to 5 PM with early round dancing beginning at 1:30 PM. This dance was also advertised to all clubs in the state that they would be collecting gifts for the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers according to Jeff Howes, the club’s president. The dance was a great success and between the two events the club was able to donate well over $700 of much needed clothing and toys to the Home.
The club’s next regularly scheduled dance is Sunday, January 18th from 2 to 5 PM and encourage spectators to come at no charge. The club will be offering beginner square dance lessons starting Tuesday, January 6th from 6:30 to 8 PM and the first two lessons are always free to beginners.