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Area programs were enjoyed and appreciated

Published: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

On Dec. 11, a potluck for December birthdays was held at the Rock River Center in Oregon. So, a potluck – but this was special, no ordinary stuff.

The Line Dancers, with intricate footwork, danced to Christmas music. A couple’s dancing was most enjoyable – the gentleman with a white tuxedo, maroon vest and white top hat (whew, it looked wonderful), and the lady had a lovely maroon gown with high-heeled shoes, a white fur cape and muff. Such a surprisingly pleasant change of pace throughout the entire program. Many thanks.

On Dec. 12, the Rahn Middle School eighth-graders performed at the center. They’re a special group of talented young students with Mr. Beski playing and Mr. Lauer conducting. It was very enjoyable. Much credit goes to the instructors as well as the students for their exceptional diligence.

Among the selections was an Italian song sung in Italian, and a wide variation of Christmas songs. I’d like to thank the students, Mr. Lauer and Mr. Beski for such a pleasant morning. Keep up the good work.

Also on Dec. 12, it was a pleasant diversion to attend the meal and movie program at the Sterling Public Library. Nancy and Anne from Gaffey Health are efficient and will check your blood pressure and pulse. Mary prepares a light lunch and presents the movie. Betty Holy often does artwork for placemats and George Holy, our expert, gives a sketch of all leading figures in the movie. Whew – so many details that George researches. He’s had the honor of meeting many stars in New York “on the job,” so to speak.

A heap of thanks to the library and all those who make this program possible. It’s truly a worthwhile afternoon for all of us.

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