2017-11-30 / Letters

Oldies dance to schedule two events annually


Committee members for the 13th annual Rock & Roll Oldies Dance are, from left, Dave Twomey, Charlie McKenney, Bruce Martin, Alicia Milne with Ronald McDonald House, Bonnie and Roger Ouellette, Wendy Twitchell and Donna McKenney. Committee members not pictured are Barry Jacobs, Ray Abbott, Andy Poisson, Katherine Russo, Joyce McGee and Carol Twomey. (Courtesy photo) Committee members for the 13th annual Rock & Roll Oldies Dance are, from left, Dave Twomey, Charlie McKenney, Bruce Martin, Alicia Milne with Ronald McDonald House, Bonnie and Roger Ouellette, Wendy Twitchell and Donna McKenney. Committee members not pictured are Barry Jacobs, Ray Abbott, Andy Poisson, Katherine Russo, Joyce McGee and Carol Twomey. (Courtesy photo) To the editor:

Friends got together and put on the 13th Rock & Roll Oldies Dance on Oct. 14 at the Eagle’s Hall in Biddeford. The dance benefited the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. The event was sold out again with 279 tickets sold. This time we had to refuse 97 people, which means we’ll hold two events per year. The October dance raised $7,850. To date, these dances have raised more than $45,265 for the Ronald McDonald House.

Organizers would like to thank the following businesses and people who donated to the event: George’s Sandwich Shop, All Day Breakfast, Hannaford, Lucky Loggers, Bentley’s, LaFlamme’s Lobster, Seafood Center, TJ’s Pizza, DQ (Biddeford), Ray’s Market, Kerrymen Pub, Sea Salt Lobster, Federal Jacks, Maine Diner, Saco/Biddeford Savings Bank, Eagle’s Organization, Diane Cantara, Octagon Cleaning & Restoration, Alisson’s, Shaw’s, Scarborough Lobster, Landry’s Shop n Save, Lou’s Auto, Strike Zone, David’s Subs, Jimmy the Greek’s, Good Thyme Café, Dickerson’s Candy, 99 Restaurant (Biddeford), Market Basket, Duffy’s, Dunkin Donuts (Saco), Pizza Hut (Saco), Ace Hardware (Scarborough), Salty Bay, Famous Dave’s, The Brunswick, University Credit Union, The Whaler, Lowe’s, Tractor Supply, Champagne Energy, Hanson’s Hardware, Old Orchard Beach Town Hall, Bill Dodge, Crest Motel, Alouette Motel, Surf 6, Crosswinds Motel, Complete Mobile, Biddeford Savings Bank, Getchill Ice, Mike’s American Diner, Tin Tin Restaurant, JJ’s Eatery, Pine Tree Seafood, Hair Works, Cole Road Café, Marden’s (Scarborough), CIA Café and Rising Tide. These businesses provided 102 door prizes.

The Eagle’s Hall has already been booked for the next dance, which is 7 p.m. to midnight, March 24. Music will be rock and roll from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s with videos provided by Oldies R Us. Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets sell out in approximately two weeks. Be there or be square. Call me for more information at 284-4692.

Bruce P. Martin, event coordinator Biddeford

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