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The OD Shag Club was invited to Loris Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Loris, SC on July 26, 2016. This was our first time at this facility and we were anxious to be able to introduce the Team and the Shag Dance to the residents and the staff members.
We also had new members to dance with the team so it was their first time as well. We were welcomed by the Rehab nursing director – Cindy Cox and many of the staff members who stated they were very appreciative of us coming to their facility.
There were approximately 40 residents in attendance and about 10 staff members.
Cindy said that we could dance as long as we wanted, so each team couple danced between 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. The residents oohed and aahed as each couple did various versions of the shag and many of our couples doing various mirrored steps.
Of course, they are always amazed with Lenny Gardner who will be a young age of 94 and the way he can still get out on the floor and sway. His favorite dance is the Cha-Cha.
We enjoyed dancing for the residents and the staff. They have asked us to put them on the schedule for next year.
The team was able to instruct the staff and even one of the male residents who was in a wheelchair in the basic, female turn, male turn, and a pass step. They participated with such enthusiasm. It is always a joy to see the smiles on the resident’s faces and being able to promote the shag dance.
I would like to thank those team members that made this event a great success and to thank them for taking the time out of their busy schedules to share and do what we do best.
Those members are: Randy Overby, Lenny Gardner, Lori Setzer, Laura Hardee, John Setzer, Jimmy Harley, Susan Male, Jay Kellerman, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Linda Campbell, Rich Jamiolkowski, Cherie Patalik, James Thorndyke and Lou Martino
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This is one of the most fun events the Shag Club puts on! Boy it’s hot out here! Oh no; I’m gonna have to buy a mulligan to get rid of this 12! I’m about to roast! I can’t believe we haven’t participated in this event before! It’s so hot out here! Oh no; I needed a low card! Can you believe how hot it is?! These were just a few of the comments I heard during the 2016 OD Shag Club Charity Fun Run. Of course the weather was a constant topic of discussion but despite the heat and humidity everyone, all 160 of us seemed to be having a good time.
As always, we started at the world famous OD Arcade. We then made our way down to Castaways, over to 710, up to Decker’s and finished up at Fat Harold’s. We certainly kept Hillside Drive busy! Big thanks to all 5 venues for bringing in extra wait staff and providing raffle prizes.
Speaking of prizes, there were many, many chances to win a raffle prize. Not only did the 5 clubs provide items to raffle but many others as well. Big thanks to NBSC, Tomlinson’s, Graham’s Golf Cars, Chris’s Pizza, Coke, First Citizens Bank and Dolly McDermott for all the donations.
Of course winning a raffle prize was fun but everyone was hoping they would have the winning hand with the highest score, the second highest score or even the lowest score. Tommy Black was the highest score winner with a score of 62 out of a possible 70. The second highest hand was a three-way tie between Debbie Nichols, Dana Hunter and Sandra Appleby. These ladies decided they would split the winnings evenly rather than drawing to see who came up with the highest card. The lowest point winner was JB Nelson. The 50/50 drawing was won by Archie Amerson and Ronnie Rogers. Net proceeds of $1750 will go to the Jr. Shaggers Dance Team.
An event of this magnitude could not happen without great leadership and in their first year as co-chairs Donnie and Wendy Schultz did a FANTASTIC job! They had some really big shoes to fill as Jim and Wanda Queen, Paul and Vicki Harrison and Susan and Kevin Harrell decided to step down after many, actually every year, of putting this event together. I happen to overhear them congratulating Wendy and Donnie on a job well done and I couldn’t agree more. Everything ran like a finely oiled machine! Of course being the humble people they are they said it couldn’t have been done without the support of the volunteers and club members who helped throughout the day. They would like to give a big shout out to Dolly McDermott, Beth and Joe Cornwell, Joyce Girling, Linda Miller, Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Dicky Garrenton, Sandy Cummings, Billy and Monica Powell, Carol and Ken Meyer, Terry McCoy, Rich and Karen Young, Dianne Locklear, Teena Hunter, Molly Putnam and Sonny and Tina Tomberlin. Job well done everyone and I can’t wait until next year!!
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The month of July has been a very active month for the OD Shag Club. We were well represented at the ACSC Meeting in Columbia, SC and those that went had a great time!! This past Sunday, July 17, we served 236 Junior Shaggers and their families at a brunch at Fat Harold’s. There were about 35 members that got up early to prepare food and serve the Juniors. Thanks to all that came and enjoyed the fun. The Juniors are our future!! The event ended with our president Monica Powell presenting a check to the Junior SOS for $1500.00 from the OD Shag Club. We have a great group of officers that are doing a wonderful job. Go Monica—Let’s Dance!!