GREENVILLE — Seniors in the area didn’t let arctic temperatures keep them away from the first Treaty City Seniors dance Monday afternoon at the Eagles Lodge in Greenville.
At least 50 people – women wearing their bling and both men and women in their dancing shoes and all kinds of attire – showed up for what will become a weekly dance, providing entertainment for senior adults. And, organizer Lynn Newbauer was happy with the turnout.
“I’m glad it’s a good turnout because I was scared that it would be too cold out for them,” said Newbauer. “It’s for everyone. You don’t have to dance, you can come and socialize and have fun.”
The first dance, sponsored by Brookdale, formerly Sterling House of Greenville, attracted dancers from the Darke County area to as far away as Richmond, Indiana, Eaton and Troy.
“We will probably come back,” said Kay Jones of Ansonia, who attended the dance with her two sisters, Sue Mills of Arcanum and Janet Clemens of Greenville. “We only decided to come at 11 this morning.”
The dance will be held weekly from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge 2177 at 113 E. Third St. Greenville. The only time there will be no dance, Newbauer said, is when the weather is inclement and schools close, so she advises those who are interested to check the TV for weather closings.
Widow Nancy Eardly, of Troy, came to the dance on the invite of Pat Elliott, also of Troy, who learned about the dance through Tina McClanahan, of Brookdale.
“I think we will be back,” Eardly said.
Velma Lucas said she and husband Gerald, too, plan to come back to this dance. Married for 65 years, they also dance at the Osgood Legion and usually with their longtime friends, Bob and Phyllis Hathaway.
The dance featured door prizes, a 50/5o drawing, and food and soft drinks to purchase.