The Barn Dance sponsored by the Almonte Chamber of Commerce was held in the Almonte Community Centre on Friday evening. Favoured with fine weather, there was a good attendance in spite of the fact that several other dances were scheduled for that evening. The music supplied by CFRA Happy Wanderers was of their usual high calibre and they were very generous with it. Mr. Milton Symington “called off” for the square dances which were executed with lots of zing. The Alexandra Club operated three refreshment booths which were well patronized.
Outside there was entertainment for non dancers as a number of games were set up and operated by members of the C. of C. This was the first dance to be sponsored by the C. of C. and while there was room for a larger attendance it was voted a very enjoyable evening and probably will be an annual.event. Bob Young held the lucky ticket on the main prize, a $25.00 voucher redeemable at any place of business operated by a member of the C. of C. The second prize, a small pig went to Arnold Pretty and Gary Houston and Bob Hudson were awarded costume prizes.
In spite of rain, 600 persons attended the dance sponsored by the N.L.A.S. In their hall on the fair grounds On Saturday night. The music was supplied by the C.F.R.A. Happy Wanderers starring Bob King,! and Ward Allan. Dances will continue each Saturday night with Almonte Hayshakers supplying the music.
I was reminded of days like this when we would be listening to Rough Rider football on CFRA with Ernie Calcutt. Frank Ryan who owned CFRA was a son of Almonte. Given CFRA’s connection to the valley-remember the Happy Wanderers and Frank Ryan’s farm reports?- I thought Frank Ryan deserved a mention–Lou Chapman
I met Tom Gardiner, at a place outside of town He dropped by, to help me make some sounds Said; you’re the hotshot, who thinks he can play & sing I don’t have time for talking, just make those darn strings ring.–Lyle Dillabough
I was reminded of days like this when we would be listening to Rough Rider football on CFRA with Ernie Calcutt. Frank Ryan who owned CFRA was a son of Almonte. Given CFRA’s connection to the valley-remember the Happy Wanderers and Frank Ryan’s farm reports?-