These cows are smiling for a reason – Come dance with us!
What: Local musicians, singers, callers, and technicians have given us joy as they shared their love of music and dance with us. We now ask our community to return that joy as they struggle financially during this difficult time by donating to our “Spread the Joy” fundraiser.
Who: All donations will be paid directly and equally to local talent. Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.
When: The OFB will distribute donations on a regular basis while dances continue to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please give early and often. Consider donating the price you would have paid for admission to the dances for you, maybe several friends, and remembering that the dances were cancelled back in early March.
How: Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”. Donate conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.
You can also mail a check to:
Old Farmers Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville NC 28787
Please note that all donations are tax deductible because the Old Farmers Ball (OFB) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Questions? Email Suzanne Hosch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share this message with your friends. Together, we give; together, we will dance again.
We and all the local talent thank you for your generosity. Stay safe.
Official COVID-19 contra dance update – May 17, 2020
Once again, I must pass along disappointing news. Our weekly Thursday night contra dances at Warren Wilson College are canceled through the end of 2020 to safeguard our community from the COVID-19 virus. While the college plans to reopen in the fall for classes, it was also decided that Warren Wilson will not be open to outside groups and will not be able to accommodate the dances this fall.
Enjoy our gorgeous mountains, your families, and your friends in a safe, social distancing way until we can, once again, join hands in joyous dance.
Cathy and the entire OFB Board
OFFICIAL – March 13, 2020: English Country Dances are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
Thanks for your understanding during this challenging time.
All event community calendar: Please check the menu for specific dance events and locations. We list regional dance events as a service to the community. Only those events with an OFB tag are our events and are sponsored by us.
We all want our events to feel safe and welcoming for everyone. Click here for info on cultural norms, guidelines, and expectations for etiquette and behavior, and complaint procedures
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