Monessen VFD auxiliary hosting 'sweetheart dance'
Valentine's Day may be a couple's holiday, but no date is required for a “sweetheart” dance in Monessen.
The Monessen Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 Auxiliary is hosting a “Sweetheart Dinner and Dance,” from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 23. The dance will be at the Monessen Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, Eastgate 15.
The doors open at 6 p.m. A light buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
The Eldurays will perform from 7 to 10 p.m.
Karen Marinos, secretary of the auxiliary, said the event will be a fundraiser for the No. 1 fire department.
“We're always looking for ways to raise money, and we thought this would be something fun for people to do,” Marinos said.
Linda Palmer, president of the auxiliary, said they are encouraging “everyone to come.”
“You don't have to bring a date; the dance is for single people, too,” Palmer said.
The Eldurays are a Wheeling, W.Va., based band that originally formed in the 1960s consisting of four eager high school friends who won a local talent contest. Their prize would take them to a recording studio in Pittsburgh to cut a record, but circumstances altered their plans, and the record deal was canceled.
Now, some 40 years later, original member Bob Brandt decided to regroup and revive his dream.
The band members are Ernie Schacht on guitar, Jim Taylor, saxophone, Ralph Brady, drums and Brandt, on bass guitar.
The band performs songs from the 1950s through 1970s, including classics like “Great Balls of Fire,” “My Girl,” “Blue Suede Shoes” and “I Feel Good.”
The Eldurays also play classic rock, dance music, polkas and waltzes.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.
The event is “bring your own bottle,” but admission includes food, beer, soft drinks/water, ice and cups. There will be door prize drawings and half the take.
Marinos said more dances are planned, including oldies band “The Laurels performing April 20.
For more information or to buy tickets, call Palmer at 724-797-0747 or Marinos at 724-684-5838.
Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-684-2640 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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