Hoedown lifts spirits, raises funds
SHARON â€” The Congregational Church in Sharon held a country-style hoedown on Saturday, Oct. 16, as a fundraiser for local families and church members in need.
Music was provided by Country Spice, with Sharon residents Myrtle Hayden on fiddle and Gary Tuthill on guitar and Cornwall resident Daphne Naylor on bass. Dave Akin of Pawling, N.Y., called the dances.
The church fund is depleted, Hayden said before the hoedown, so members decided to have a fundraiser.
â€œWe wanted to do something where families can have fun and mix it up,â€ she said. â€œItâ€™s a very worthy cause and people are in need at this time of the year.
â€œI know the president says that things are getting better, but if he was among the people he would know differently.â€