OVER 700 peacocks of Mid-
dle American gathered in De-
witt Saturday night to help
celebrate the third annual
Strawberry Festival, sponsored
by the Dewitt Merry Mixers.
The Dewitt celebration is a sep-
arate event from the National
Strawberry Festival held an-
nually in Manistee during the
first week of July.
The festival featured four
hours of square and round danc-
ing, all the strawberry short-
cake you could eat and lots of
plain good fun.
The dancing couples on the
floor weren't of the ordinary
"Turkey in the Straw" variety.
They had to attend 20 lessons
and memorize 75 basic move-
ments before they could swing
on the main floor.
ALL THE dancers are mem-
bers of square dancing clubs
throughout Michigan - with
such names as "Kuntry Kuz-
ens," "Dudesand Dolls" and
A couple from Adrian, Mar-
vin and Marie Johnson said
they started lessons after Ma-
rie read an article in the news-
paper. "We just wanted to get
out," Marvin said. "We used
to go to regular (barn) square
dancing, but people there
weren't as sociable. These peo-
ple (the Maple City Swingers)
are more friendly."
Don Locke, the former presi-
dent of the Twilighters from
Grand Ledge, sees a great ad-
vantage in learning Western
square dancing. "There are
clubs all over the United States
and Germany," he explained.
"There was a caller stationed
over in Germany and he got
five clubs going over there -
calling them all in English too.
My wife and I never go camp-
ing without our dancing clothes.
It's something a man and his
wife can do together."
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TWO OF DeWITT'S Merry Mixers catch their breaths while taking a break from the square dancing Saturday.
ACCORDING TO Clay Park- in yellow. "Those two were
er, joint president with his wife recently married. They met at
Pat of the Merry Mixers, there lessons."
are S square dancing clubs in "There are bills in Congress
the Lansing Federation alone. now," Clay contributed, "to
A big dance is held there an- make square dancing the nation-
nually called the Spring Flame, al dance. It's the only dance
where recent graduates from created on this soil. We hope to
the various clubs show off their have it through by 1976."
newly acquired skills. For those interested, the Na-
Pat Parker added that there tional Square Dancing Conven-
are also single clubs around tion will be held this year at San
Lansing where young people can Antonio, Texas during the last
learn. She pointed out a couple full weekend in June.
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