Last updated: June 30. 2014 12:32PM - 318 Views
By Shirley Dubbs

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Back to Where It All Began! That is the theme of Tom Everhart’s dance program at the American Legion on July 3 as he returns to guide his audience down memory lane.

It was a valentine dance and the well known local disc jockey made his first public appearance at the age of 13 at the Legion. It was 1957 and Elvis Presley was number one on the charts with “Too Much.”

Tom recalls the Legion wanted to get teens involved and rock and roll was the sound. Rod Hill helped make the connection and a lifetime of music and dance was launched as Tom played the music that just never died! If you think back, maybe you were in attendance.

The program begins at 7:30 and lasts until 10:30 p.m. You can enjoy burgers and fries at 5:30. This is during the July 4th celebration.

Last week I listed the many activities scheduled on July 3 and 4. This week it is time to list the people who have worked so hard to keep you right here in New Madison because you have fun, food and fireworks in your own neighborhood.

Thank these committee members: Kami and Adam Hollinger, Brent and Jennifer Hollinger, Lisa and Steve Eadler, Troy and Michelle George, Randy Mikesell, Tommy and Amy Farmer and Joannie Hollinger.

A big part of the festivities will include the New Madison, Palestine and Hollansburg fire departments, the Tri-Village Rescue, New Madison Kiwanis, New Madison Civic Center and American Legion Post #245.

The Hollansburg lunch program is underway with meals on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The New Madison United Methodist Church is having brown bag lunches Tuesdays. Gather at Drew Park at 11:30 a.m. and share in a lesson, craft and library presentation. It continues through July 29.

Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at psdubbs@embarqmail.com. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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