Oldies Dance Group enjoys best fundraising 12 months in 2021

Ora Sawyers

The Oldies Dance Group Committee donates a verify for $9,075 to Ronald McDonald Residence of Portland that it raised during a dance in December in Biddeford. Bottom from left are Wendy Twitchell, Helen Vadnais, Connie O’Rourke, and Michelle Mondor. Top rated from remaining are Diane Dubois, Bruce Martin, Elvis, Alicia Milne of Ronald McDonald House, Ernie Mills, and Katherine Russo. Not proven are Oldies Dance Team Committee users Roger and Bonnie Ouellette, Dave Twomey, Charlie and Donna McKenney, Ed and Nancy Pierce, and Joyce McGee. Courtesy picture

YORK COUNTY — Excellent generosity from these who appreciate great new music has resulted in the Oldies Dance Team having fun with its biggest year to date in 2021 although raising money for the Ronald McDonald Residence of Portland.

In conducting its common Rock n’ Roll Oldies Reward Dance in December right after an absence of extra than two a long time since of pandemic constraints, the Oldies Dance Team lifted $9,075 for Ronald McDonald House and bought 282 tickets for that celebration.

By 18 dances around the past 13 years, the Oldies Dance Team has lifted a complete of $80,010 for Ronald McDonald Household, which delivers comfort and ease for the households of pediatric people and supports applications that straight enhance the wellness and nicely-getting of youngsters and enables relatives centered care to make certain that relatives associates are totally supported and actively included in their child’s treatment.

“The generosity of the local community in supporting the mission of the group has by no means wavered,” mentioned Bruce Martin, Oldies Dance Team organizer. “We are extremely grateful to everybody who has attended the dances and those people who go on to make donation while demonstrating a sizeable commitment to assisting sick little ones and their people.”

Martin reported that the acceptance of the rock n’ roll dances coupled with a willingness in the community to guidance its fundraising mission through donations and doorway prizes contributed by nearby corporations have made the dances the greatest neighborhood fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Portland.

“In December we obtained 90 donations and door prizes from firms and personal donors,” Martin mentioned. “In March by yourself this earlier 12 months individuals donated their ticket revenue and contributed other donations, so we produced $4,635 for a dance that never ever took place because of the pandemic. That tells us folks in this neighborhood really do care.”

Enterprises and individuals creating donations for the December dance consist of Lord’s Clam Box JJ Eatery Marden’s Jumpin Jacks Sebago Brewery Market place Basket Pine Tree Seafood Lowe’s Bayley’s Lobster 99 Cafe Trillium Ace Hardware Shaw’s Federal Jacks Duffy’s Saco Body Sea Salt Lobster Cole Street Café Mulligan’s Hair By Karen David’s Sub Store Dairy Queen Biddeford Hannaford Saco Bay Deal with and Savvy Rentals.

Also building donations to the December dance have been Copy It Friendship Ocean Suites Amvets College Credit rating Union Golden Rooster Beachway Current market Operate Of The Mill All Day Breakfast Subway Pizza By Michaels Reilly’s Bakery Sugar Mamas Café 64 Dickerson’s Candy Reny’s Superior Working day Barber CIA Café Scarborough Fish & Lobster Speedy Rays GFB Scottish Pub Nyce Nails Mel’s Raspberry Patch and Alisson’s Cafe.

Other donations to the Oldies Dance in December were being produced by Brady’s Monitor Printing Sanford Sewing Great Tymes Café Fraternal Get of Eagles Beach front Bagel NAPA Pine Stage Charities Alice Gagne Jim Godbout Plumbing/Heating Pauline Roy Doiron Chiropractic Mary Price Jackson’s Tree Service Joe Fallo Coastal Tech Heating and Bruce and Joanne Church.

The future Rock n’ Roll Oldies Advantage Dance will be the 19th dance hosted by the Oldies Dance Group and will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight May well 7 at the Eagle’s Hall, 57 Birch St., Biddeford. Tickets are just $10 and market out rapidly as seating is constrained.

Martin stated that the dances connect with the neighborhood since they function rock n roll tunes from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s that persons grew up and is the soundtrack of their lives.

“For numerous folks it is a likelihood to get out of the home and dance the evening absent whilst supporting a great trigger,” Martin explained. “These dances are an fantastic option to listen to wonderful songs, get out on the dance floor with your buddies and to enable elevate money for the significant get the job done that the Ronald McDonald Property in Portland is performing.”

To acquire tickets or for more info, connect with Bruce Martin at 284-4692.

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