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Conrad "Con" Butler

In this issue I would like to introduce you to Conrad "Con" Butler, the fine caller for the Carthage Marble Squares.

Con and his wife Joyce entered beginner's class in square dancing in September 1965, and because they enjoyed this wholesome form of entertainment, have danced at least one night a week since beginning!

"Con" and Joyce started their dancing with the "Western Twirlers" and a year after he started dancing, "Con" got up enough nerve to try a singing call and evidently liked it because for a couple of years he did singing calls at various dances. After about 2 years he gradually started working into hash and patter calls and called his first full dance for the "Gents & Jeans" club at Pittsburg, Kansas in February, 1970.

In October 1970 "Con" started calling for the "Marble Squares" of Carthage every Tuesday and graduated his first class of beginners in January 1971.

"Con" and Joyce have three children: Ronnie 15, Kevin 14 and Connie 11, who in April 1971 started classes with the "Hailey's Comets" of Joplin.

Conrad says that their life is full of Square Dancing, with calling every Tuesday, dancing every Wednesday, going with the children on Thursday, and accepting guest calling dates on Friday or Saturday nights. He intends to keep on enjoying both activities.

From the March 1972 Issue of the "Doin's"

Updated 2/18/16