Twenty-eight dancers joined Colette Proulx and I for a line dance social on Saturday, December 2, 2023.  Lots of Absolute Beginners joined the celebration (only dancing since September 2023).  They did a fantastic job of fitting dances they knew to different music than they are used to and picking up some new dances lead by Colette or Carol.  

To help make the celebration special, Santa joined us for a little while, handing out candy canes to most of the dancers, and doing a photo-op with a few individuals, as well as joining in with our group picture.  Thank you, Santa, for adding your touch to our celebration!

Half of the net proceeds from the Social will be added to the proceeds from our Hallowe'en Social to purchase Christmas gifts for seniors less fortunate, or that do not have family to share the festive season with.  Parkside Centre has a program called "Santa for Seniors" that they promote.  Less fortunate seniors have their names written on a "tag" along with items they would like to receive as gifts.  The tag is placed on the Christmas tree at Parkside Centre.  Christmas elves take the tags, purchase the items on the tag, and return the tag and unwrapped gifts to Parkside Centre.  A group of volunteers have a "gift wrapping" get-together, and wrap the gifts, which are later delivered to the individual seniors.  This year, three seniors will be recipients of gifts from proceeds from two of our socials.  THANK YOU to all participants - without your attendance, this would not have been possible.

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 Happy Holidays to all!