Monthly Archives: July 2014

Kingston Nursing Home

The OD Shag Club Demo Team was asked to dance for the Residence at Kingston Nursing Home in Conway, SC. on July 14, 2014. Bonnie DeChamplain and Thom Avison, the Director of the Nursing Home greeted our Team. As we set up and were getting ready to dance, we were able to meet many of the residence. The director mentioned that the floor might be a little sticky to dance on and thus went out of his way to ensure that we had a smooth dance floor. We tried several different types of mediums: “Thick It” “Pancake Mix” and “Grits”. Grits were too slippery, thick it was not slippery enough, but the Pancake mix was just right. The Nursing Home has a nice big hall for entertainment. After our demonstration of approximately 40 minutes, we danced with several of the staff members and a few residences. We all had a great time and the residence stated that they thoroughly enjoyed us being there.

A special thanks to the members of the Dance Team who generously devoted their time for this event: John Barringer, Nancy Sook, Lenny Gardner, Diane Tindall, John Samuels, Jan Samuels, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell and to our new dance team members Bill and Michelle Rowland.

Also a heartfelt thank-you to Thom Avison, Director and Bonnie DeChamplain for their warm welcome and allowing the OD Shag Club to demonstrate and promote the Shag Dance at their facility.

20140720 Junior SOS Brunch

20140720 Junior SOS Brunch

The Jr. SOS brunch was a success as usual due to the efforts of many of our club members.  We served 116 Jr. Shaggers and 112 members of their families for a total of 228.  We had 20 breakfast casseroles, biscuits and gravy and fruit, which were donated and served by club members. The club purchased breakfast sandwiches and donuts.  Fat Harold’s donated the orange juice.  Forty-one of our members donated their time to help with the event.

Heidi Cross and Jenean Todd did a wonderful job organizing and setting up the event.  Everyone that helped serve looked great in the OD Shag Club logo aprons.  Many of the Jr. Shaggers and their families expressed their appreciation for the brunch as they went through the line.

Before the gospel hour, Karen Young, President of the OD Shag Club plus officers and members of the board, Wendy Schultz, Monica Powell, Lou Garrenton, Lou Martino, Peggy Christie, Paulette Broadway and Bill Bacon, presented a check for $500 to Gene Pope, President of Jr. SOS, to help promote the shag dance for future generations.

Thanks also to Linda Campbell who gave the blessing before the meal and with the help of Lou Martino set up a golf cart fund-raising booth at the front of Fat Harold’s and sold 55 golf cart tickets during the event.

20140714 Kingston Nursing Home – Demo Team

The OD Shag Club Demo Team was asked to dance for the Residence at Kingston Nursing Home in Conway, SC. on July 14, 2014. Bonnie DeChamplain and Thom Avison, the Director of the Nursing Home greeted our Team. As we set up and were getting ready to dance, we were able to meet many of the residence. The director mentioned that the floor might be a little sticky to dance on and thus went out of his way to ensure that we had a smooth dance floor. We tried several different types of mediums: “Thick It” “Pancake Mix” and “Grits”. Grits were too slippery, thick it was not slippery enough, but the Pancake mix was just right. The Nursing Home has a nice big hall for entertainment. After our demonstration of approximately 40 minutes, we danced with several of the staff members and a few residences. We all had a great time and the residence stated that they thoroughly enjoyed us being there.

A special thanks to the members of the Dance Team who generously devoted their time for this event: John Barringer, Nancy Sook, Lenny Gardner, Diane Tindall, John Samuels, Jan Samuels, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell and to our new dance team members Bill and Michelle Rowland.

Also a heartfelt thank-you to Thom Avison, Director and Bonnie DeChamplain for their warm welcome and allowing the OD Shag Club to demonstrate and promote the Shag Dance at their facility.

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