St. Paul’s Hosting Family-Friendly Barn Dance to Support Haiti

Submitted by St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Everyone is invited to a barn dance for Haiti from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the St. Paul’s parish hall, 100 Pine Hill Rd. This is a family-friendly social event with light refreshments included. 

This dance is a fundraiser for St. Paul’s Haiti outreach partners. It allows the church to continue funding student scholarships for Haitian nursing and therapy students. It will also help support the Children’s Nutrition Program in Haiti.

What is a barn dance? Traditionally held in barns, but now held in any building designed for large group events, a barn dance is an informal social gathering for the purpose of dancing in circle, square, and line formations to lively traditional tunes. A caller walks people through the dances and then prompts them in time with the music. No prior dance experience of any kind is required, and if you’re not up for dancing, come watch the fun and listen to great music.

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St. Paul’s has assembled a star-studded line-up of well-known local musicians who will be performing live for the dance, including Alan Kaufman (fiddle), Vern Imrich (guitar), Alice Bouvrie (fiddle), David Gow (fiddle/mandolin), and Gian Criscitiello (bass). In addition, St. Paul’s parishioners Beth Parkes will be the caller and Judy Criscitiello will also be on fiddle. 

This will be a fun-filled evening for people of all ages. Tickets are $25 for ages 13+, $5 for kids 12 & under, and $60 for a family.

Tickets are available online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barn-dance-for-haiti-tickets-864755816927?aff=oddtdtcreator.  

For further information, contact Chris Anderson via email at [email protected].

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation in support of St. Paul’s Haiti outreach efforts. Checks, made payable to “St. Paul’s” with “Haiti” in the memo line, can be mailed to St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 100 Pine Hill Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.

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