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Senior dances get new twist

Saturday night dances at the Colley Senior Complex in Troy are nothing new.

They are held just about every Saturday night in the year, but what is new about the Saturday night dances is that now, once every month, there will be a theme dance, beginning this Saturday night with Western Night.

“We’ve had theme nights for quite a while but only a few times a year,” said Janet Motes, Complex director.

“But everybody enjoys the theme dances so much we decided to have one a month. In September, we’ll have 50s and 60s Night and that will be a sock hop.

“We’ll have something special and fun planned for each month. And, our seniors will have a chance to dress according to the theme and that just makes the dances a little special.”

The other Saturday Night Dances will be “regular” dances, which are just as much fun.

Anyone age 50 and over is invited to join the fun of the Saturday Night Dances at the Colley Senior Complex on Elm Street.

Admission is $5 per person.

The price of admission includes refreshments and a chance at door prizes. Refreshments are compliments of Troy Bank & Trust Company.

Some of the dances are covered dishes events and each person is asked to bring a dish to share. Admission is still $5.

Herman Gunter is in charge of entertainment and provides a variety of entertainment throughout the year.

Line dancing starts at 6 p.m. each week, and the Saturday Night Dance begins at 7 p.m.

“The line dancing is an opportunity for people to come and learn new dances and then get to try out those new dances at the 7 p.m.,” Motes said.

“The Saturday Night Dances are good clean, wholesome entertainment and everyone has a good time.

“We have people come from all around the county and from outside the county. We have groups that come from Coffee and Dale counties and other nearby places.

“So, our seniors have an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors and meet new people, too.”

For more information about the Saturday Night Dances and other events and activities at the Colley Senior Complex, call 808-8500 or visit the Complex from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.