At last night’s “Dancing For Our Heroes” charity dance at the Aviation Museum in Warner Robins, USA Dance #6059 Greater Macon and USA Dance #6100 Houston County raised just over $2,000 for each of two organizations supporting our military and our veterans. Hearts to Heroes and the Wounded Warrior Project each received a check for (if memory serves) $2,085. Hooray!
It was an excellent event, too. Our two chapters did an amazing job and thought of everything from table decorations to door prizes. The turnout was great, the hors d’oeuvres were delicious, and the dancefloor was packed. A few couples even came from Atlanta to attend. We met one couple, Bob and Vanessa, who will be competing alongside us (and possibly against us!) at the High Point Classic in October. They are awesome dancers and very friendly people. Bob helped me fake my way through a West Coast Swing, which was big fun! Later, Jim Riley allowed me to step all over him in a quickstep–I got up expecting a foxtrot and learned a whole new dance instead. SSQQ, SSQQ, SS, lockstep, rinse and repeat! The quickstep is just one more reason to keep up one’s cardio endurance, let me tell you.
Daniel took some good pictures last night–here are a few of them. Click each thumbnail to open the full image.
The Macon Telegraph was on hand last night taking photographs and interviewing dancers, but I haven’t found an article online yet. If I do, I’ll post it.