Come out to a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day dance in Botha

Don’t miss the big green bash in Botha Feb. 24

By Emily Jaycox For the Independent

The Botha St. Patrick Dance will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Botha Community Hall, starting at 1:30 p.m.

“I hope that we have a great turnout and lots of people will come and I hope for some new people,” said Douglas Haustein, president of the Botha Old Tyme Dance Club.

“It would be nice to see some young folk, even children come out.”

The club is in its 33rd year and has hosted the themed St. Patty’s Day dance has been running for over 20 years now.

The live band, Ralph and Friends, will play old-time waltzes, polkas and fox trots for folks to pattern dance too until 5 p.m. when a potluck dinner will start.

This family function is alcohol free, so the whole family can dress up in green and come out to enjoy this event.

Admission is $12.50 per person at the door.

Children under 18 are free of charge, but must be chaperoned by an adult.

In the past, this has been a popular event, with people coming travelling Camrose, Drumheller and Red Deer to attend.

About 60 people usually come out for this winter dance, though in the summer months, function attendance can reach as high as 90, says Haustein.

The Botha Old Tyme Dance Club was founded in 1985.

“We’re the friendliest little dance club on the prairies.”

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