May 4, 2019 – SDM Spring Festival Square Dance, St Cloud, Callers Tom Allen, Andy Flint, Abe Maier, and Roger McNeil, Cuers Sarah Klaphake, Bernadette McNeil, Jane Simpson. and Donna Stone. Dancers from Ar-Dale Dancers, Beaux & Belles, Cambridge Corners, County Line Squares, ETTA Square & Rounds, F-M Square Dancers Association, Friendly Squares, Friendly Twirlers, Gospel Plus, Jolly Twirlers, Koronis Nite Owls, Rays Promenaders, Rockin’ Country Dancers, Saturday Fun Nite, Single Circles, South Metro Stars, Spares & Pairs, Sunday Squares, TMF Squares, Wadena Whirlaways, and Westonka Whirlers were present.
Square dancing at the festival.
The all female “Best Square” at the dance.
Line dancing between tips.
SDM’s Most-Active Dancer banner was on display.
Awards presented by SDM Chair Linda Brotherton were:
Live Lively Octogenarian Award – Barbara Hicks, County Line Squares.
Live Lively Septuagenarian Award – Mary Elfmann, County Line Squares.
Live Lively Septuagenarian Award – Gael Zachman, County Line Squares and Beaux & Belles.
New-Dancer Graduate Award – Carol Jaskulka, Ar-Dale Dancers.
Traveler 9th Award – Mary and LeRoy Elfmann, County Line Squares.
Scott Erickson, Jennifer Erickson, and Emily Erickson received their New-Dancer Graduate Awards and Barbara Chacko received her New-Dancer Graduate 2nd Award at the Westonka Whirlers “Intro to Square Dancing” on May 6, 2019.
Brad and Michelle Neutz were presented their New-Dancer Graduate Awards at the County Line Squares “Mainstream Workshop” on May 13, 2019, by SDM Treasurer Gael Zachman.