Belles and Beaus hosts graduation

Belles and Beaus Western Square Dance Club graduates: Dick Baker,Rio Grande, Shirley Ball,Pt. Pleasant, Nan Heiskell,Cheshire, Wilma Payne,Gay, WV., Paula Wood,Longbottom, Sue Tuttle, Chester, Jennetta Gill, Jackson and Pam and Dennie Boger, Athens.

CHESHIRE — Belles and Beaus Western Square Dance Club recently held a graduation ceremony for their recent graduates at the Gavin Employees Clubhouse with 69 people attending.

Dancers were tested on several dance moves by state dance inspector Etta McCormick before being passed with “flying colors.”

A formal graduation with candle lighting and explanation of the rules and obligations of being a Western Square Dancer was presented by the members for the newly graduated dancers.

Several dance games were enjoyed by all the dancers. The men danced especially well with their “rag mop” ladies. The biggest challenge was for male dancers adorning ladies hats and ladies modeling men’s hats to dance in opposite roles.

Roger Steele, of Southside, W.Va., was recognized for his continued support and guidance to the Belles and Beaus Club.

Following the graduation activities, a potluck meal was served.

The club conducts workshops 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Gavin Employees Clubhouse.

A Western Square dance is held the second Saturday of each month from 7:30-10 p.m. A meal is available at the same location and all Western square dancers are welcome to attend.

Classes for new square dancers begins in September and is open to anyone wishing to exercise in a fun way and meet new people. Everyone is welcome to join.

For information contact 304-675-3275, 740-446-4213, 740-592-5668 or 740-992-7561.