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STATE FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

DECEMBER 7, 2009

www.Festival.SquareDanceMissouri.com

1.    Raffle Prizes - The $300 first prize was won by Debbie Melcher, NE District, $150 by Shirley Turner, SE District, and $50 by Sara Merservey, WC District, Trenton T-Squares. Congratulations.

2.   Caller Hall of Fame - Congratulations to Jay Wright, caller for the Mo-Kan Squares of Nevada (and anybody else who will let him call). Well deserved recipient!

3.   Square Dancer of the Year - Congratulations to Bob & Shirley Turner, SE District, on being selected as the 2009 Square Dancer of the Year. Well deserved and I think they were surprised!

4.   Attendance - 633 - Breakdown goes like this - Central Dist - 45; NE Dist. - 55; NW Dist - 154; St. Louis Dist - 40; SE Dist - 8; SW Dist - 58; WC Dist - 68; Other Missouri dancers - 47; Kansas - 32; Iowa - 10; Nebraska - 2; Caller/Cuer/Partner - 77; Other complimentary - 37.  We are sorry that the other 3,000 Missouri dancers missed a wonderful weekend!

5.   Door Prizes - we had approximately 200 door prizes donated and 464 people who pre-registered by October 1st.  Thanks to all the clubs and people who brought door prize items. You helped make this part of the festival quite a success.

6.   The Silent Auction was a huge success with over 75 items auctioned to the highest bidders. Over $700 was raised by your generous donations for these quality items. Thanks to those who brought them!  All the money raised goes to the Missouri Federation.

7.   Sheridan's Frozen Custard was again a highlight of Saturday evening.  Sheridan's of Belton shared $125 of the proceeds with the Festival. Thanks so much!

8.   Banner March - this fun start to the Saturday night ceremonies was enjoyed by: 4 clubs in Central District, 7 clubs in Northeast, 11 clubs in Northwest, 2 clubs in Southeast, 4 clubs in Southwest, 6 clubs in St. Louis, 7 clubs in West Central, and representatives from Heart of America Federation and the Kansas Square Dance Association.  Thanks for making the banner march a great success. If your club participated and you did not get a 50th Festival pin, please contact Edythe Weber.

9.   50th Festival Program Books - we still have about 30 books left over. These are available to purchase for $10 per book. If you would like a book, contact Edythe Weber.

10.  The Sunday morning Doin's Dance was attended by approximately 235 enthusiastic dancers. Thanks to additional donations, the Sunday morning Doin's Dance raised $519.

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT OF THE MISSOURI FEDERATION AND SQUARE DANCING IN MISSOURI BY PLANNING TO ATTEND THE STATE FESTIVAL IN LEBANON, OCT. 15-17, 2010.

Bob & Paula Bradford
816.524.3029
Email:
Festival@SquareDanceMissouri.com

Jim & Edythe Weber
816.781.3598
Email: eweber10@kc.rr.com

Updated 12/10/09