On Thursday, Nov. 16, members of the Byron Ladies Auxiliary welcomed cowboys and cowgirls into their hall for Genesee County’s Adults with Developmental Disabilities first Country Western Dance of the new season.
Country music filled the hall as old friends greeted each other and new friends were made. The dance floor was lively as cowboy hats of every color could be seen bouncing around the whole evening.
Around 7 p.m. dance coordinator, Morgan Leaton grabbed the mic and called the group to the center as volunteers helped them form a large circle. The lights were turned up and the crowd quieted. The DJ queued up the “Chicken Dance’ that was followed by the ‘Hokie Pokie’. Then all those celebrating November birthdays were called to the center. Several folks happily came forward and everyone joined in singing them the ‘Happy Birthday’ song.
Pizza, drinks, and snacks were served up by volunteers until the last song of the evening played. Leaton reminded the crowd that next month’s dance, the Christmas Dance will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14. She promised the crowd a fun-filled evening with surprises and Santa!
The dances are open to anyone with developmental disabilities aged 13 and up residing in Genesee County. Proper staffing is required. If you would like more information or wish to volunteer, please contact: Morgan Leaton at 585-815-3157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted photos of Country Western Dance.