Its 11 degrees outside the Linen Building, but inside, it feels like the middle of summer.
Shirt sleeves are rolled up, dresses twirl, boots stomp, windows steam and brows are wiped.
The Hokum Hi-Flyers get a packed house moving with a fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass and harmonica playing Appalachian old-time mountain music and Western swing.
Honorary Member of Hokum Ava Honey Whitlock called the square dancing, making sure to bring along the uninitiated.
The steps arent always perfect, and sometimes the wooden beams in the room get in the way of a good do-si-do, but smiles abound.
If youd like to try your hand at an allemande or two, the hoedown is planned for the first Friday of every month until June, and the cost is $5 per person or $15 per family.
Joe Jaszewski: 377-6218