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Swing dance brings back the 1940s

June 25, 2007

BOONSBORO - The inaugural Swing Dance on Saturday June 9, organized by Jennifer Silbert of Keedysville and held at Benevola United Methodist Church's Life Center, attracted more than 70 people - some from as far away as Winchester, Va., and Silver Spring, Md.

The evening festivities included a full buffet dinner, prepared by Benevola's members, including an extensive array of desserts such as fresh strawberry creme pies and extra-fudge brownies.

The Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra, led by Musical Director Scott Silbert of Keedysville, provided high-energy music. The 16-piece orchestra played big-band favorites of the 1940s, including tunes made famous by Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller.

As the evening waned, a couple of wedding anniversaries were remembered - Benevola members Becky and Klaus Hein's 33rd and Wauneta and Ray Shegogue's 66th.

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Jennifer Silbert also coordinates the Riverhouse Concerts Friday night coffeehouses that meet the second Friday of each month, October through April, at Salem United Methodist Church. To contact her, call 301-432-7984 or go to www.Riverhouseconcerts.com.

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