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Couples stepped and whirled in time to the music at Bailey County Senior Center’s Street Dance on Main Street in front of the Center on the evening of July 2.

“This was our first ever street dance, and we hope to do it again next year,” said Kaci Lee, assistant director at the Center.

The free dance drew between 200 and 300 people, who danced to a variety of music provided by a DJ. Free face painting was provided for the youngsters.

During the Day of Honor event July 3, around 350 attended the traditional brisket meal at the Center while the Muleshoe Pickers entertained the crowd with patriotic songs, country and western, and gospel music.

Craftsman items were raffled off following the meal, and a live auction of home-baked pies, cakes and goodies prepared by the Center’s own senior members was held.

“I don’t have an exact figure, but I believe we raised around $20,000 between all of our events this past weekend,” Lee said.

The Senior Center thanks individuals and local businesses who contributed financially to the fundraiser including Caprock Dairies (David and Michael Lawrence) for funding all of the brisket for this year’s meal; Cliff Black for providing the potatoes; Trey Thompson from Farm Bureau for a generous donation for the event; and Nick Bamert, who gives generously every Fourth of July to help the Senior Center continue. “And we would be remiss if we didn’t say thanks to our own senior citizens who contribute monies where needed for various projects,”

Gail M. Williams

Muleshoe Journal Correspondent


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