February 21, 2008

Dear Happy Time Squares:

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of Happy Time Squares:   Rowena Horr from Topeka joined our club at the February Cupids Capers Dance.   We welcome you Rowena and look forward to having you as a part of our square dance family.   Rowena is Historian for the NESKDA.   Please welcome and introduce yourselves to Rowena at our next dance, her email and telephone information is listed on our roster.   You will find an updated copy of the roster attached.   Please note that Tonya Ketchum’s email address is different.

Our February dance, Cupids Capers, was enjoyed by a crowd of 124 including 37 guests from seven visiting clubs.   Vic was at his best for our dancing pleasure.   As always the decorations were special helping set the atmosphere along with a lot of red and white outfits worn by the dancers.   The food table was full with something for every taste.   Thanks to our very talented members that work to put it all together.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next dance March 8th, Leprechauns and Lucky Shamrocks.   This is the time to wear your green.   We are looking for a touch of warmer weather by then.   We have some special guests planning to come to our March dance.   Several residents from Brandon Woods will join us for the evening.   They are all special friends of Vic and a lot of them used to square dance.   You will probably see someone that you know.

Monday night the 18th of February we graduated a class of New Dancers with a wonderful dinner party.   Sixty-Eight people attended with forty-nine angels and nineteen students.   One of our New Dancer couples was unable to attend that evening because of illness in the family.   The hall was appropriately decorated for the event with red tablecloths, Happy Time flower pots and smiling faces along with the yellow accents and congratulatory signs.   The delicious dinner was provided by Stan and Lois Zaremba and the beautifully decorated graduation cake was make by Tonya Ketchum with Rosalee and Bob bringing the ice cream.   It was a fun and meaningful evening as we welcomed our New Dancers to the wonderful world of Square Dancing.

Ace and Lareeda led a group of twenty dancers to Kuntry Kuzzins club last night to retrieve our banner and dance to Vic Perry.   It was a fun evening in spite of the cold weather.   Friday night the 22nd, HTS will travel to the K.C. Whirl-Aways in Lenexa.   For those traveling from Lawrence we will meet at 6:40 at Checkers north lot.   Please wear your club colors if you have them.

Mark your calendars for Monday night March 10th.   Happy Time Squares are planning a Demonstration at Drury Place, located at 1510 St. Andrews Drive, Lawrence, KS.   One of our members, Nancy Wichersheim works part time at Drury Place and has found that a lot of the residents used to square dance and are very much looking forward to our visit. Please arrive and be ready to dance by 7:00 p.m.   Let us know via phone 843-2584 or     email us   if you will be able to come and help.   Thank you in advance.

Happy Dancing to all of you.

Frank and Betty