Stettler and District Food Bank president Betty Birch

Stettler and District Food Bank president Betty Birch

Botha dancers donate $500 to Food Bank

The Botha Community Hall was alive with the sounds of classic prairie country as the Country Gentlemen played for the final Botha Old Tyme

The Botha Community Hall was alive with the sounds of classic prairie country as the Country Gentlemen played for the final Botha Old Tyme Dance of the season on June 26.

The monthly dance club breaks during the summer months before resuming again in the autumn, with the dancing attracting people of all ages.

Doug Haustein, president of the club, said he was thrilled with the turn-out for the final, Hawaiian-themed dance, which had almost 100 people in attendance.

All season long, the dancing features live music, dancing, a pot-luck meal and camaraderie, with the dances taking on different themes each month.

Some months, the club breaks even or makes a small profit, while in others it runs a deficit. However, at the year-end, the club had a minor profit, which it donated to the Stettler and District Food Bank.

Food Bank president Betty Birch was on hand to receive a cheque of $500 from Haustein, which will go to help buy food for the organization, which has seen demand rise this year given the economic situation.