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Riverbend Promenaders
Printable History  I 

June 27, 2012

History
Of
Riverbend Promenaders
1979 - 2012

1979

Jack & Helen Murphy, Leavenworth formed a Caller's Club after giving Square Dance Lessons for one year. Dances were held 2nd & 4th Saturday's at the Memorial Hall.

The Club was named "Memorial Hall Promenaders".

1983

Dale & Jeri Krug, Leavenworth, Ks became the Club Round Dance Cuer.

1984

Club moved to Central School. The Club name was changed to Riverbend Promenaders

1986

Chris & Linda Wildhagen, St. Joseph, Mo became the new club caller.

1987

Fist Chinese New Years Dance held at Central School.

1989

Chinese New Years Dance was moved to the Nt. Conference Center. The last Chinese New Years was in 1992.

1993

Riverbend Promenadrs had their first Mexican Food Booth on "The Mall" during the Octoberfest weekend.

1997

Central School Building was closed because a new middle school was built. The Club moved to old Franklin School building. They danced their two months and had to move because the building was turned into a Child Care Center. The club moved to St. Benedicts's Grade School for a couple of dances and finally found a home in the Basement of St. Joseph Church 8th & Spring Garden.

2001

Due to scheduling conflicts at St. Joseph's Church the club dances were moved to Trinity Lutheran School Gyn.

2002

Last Mexican Food Booth on the Mall at the Octoberfest.

2003

Linda Wildhagen passed away from ALS in October. Chris had taken time off to help with Linda's care. The club had guest callers from 2003 to end of dance season in 2005.

2005

Dale Krug, retired at the end of the dance season in May, 2005.

2005

In September, Chris Wildhagen, returned to calling for the Club.

2007

October 6th, the club again did a fund raiser food booth at the Atchison Oktoberfest. A better profit was made then trying to have a fund raiser Dinner.

On October 20th, Robert Frisbee and Mary Simpson our Vice Presidents were married at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2:00pm. The club had a nice Cake table for them at the dance that evening. Congratulations to them.

2008

Our club was asked if we could do a refreshment booth at the Caller's Festival this year on Saturday February 2nd. It was held at Croco Hall and there are not to many eating places close. We had a great time doing this and made a good profit for the club. Also this year we will host the refreshment booth at the Tenderfood Dance in March. This is the third year we have done that one.

2008

Our club was asked if we could do a refreshment booth at the Caller's Festival this year on Saturday February 2nd. It was held at Croco Hall and there are not too many eating places close by. We had a great time doing this and made a good profit for the club. Also this year we will host the refreshment booth at the Tenderfoot Dance in March. This is the third year we have done that one.

2009

Again this year we were ask to do the refreshments at the Caller's Festival on Saturday February 7`h. We also did the refreshments at the Tenderfoot dance in March.

2010

We again did the refreshments for the Caller's Festival In February and Tenderfoot Dance in March. This is used as our Fund Raisers.

2011

Again this year we had our fund raisers at the Caller's Festival in February and the Tenderfoot Dance in March. Looks like everyone enjoys are pie and sandwiches. Also this year Glenn Steele is President again along with Robert & Mary Frisbee as Vice President and Patti Steele stayed as Secretary/Treasurer. Anyone wanting to dance or learn to dance needs to contact Patti Steele at 816.364.6683 or Nancy Shannon at 913.367.6319. As in the past we have adopted a family or people in the nursing home who have no one.

This year we just adopted the nursing home people. It was nice to hear that some of them could not believe that someone remembered them as they usually have no one who cares. Their wants are so small that we were able to get all of them everything that was on their list thanks to the generosity of our members.

2012

We have had a great year for new students. This year we have had 2 sets of lessons with many young people taking lessons on the second set. Elections of officers was held in March and our new Presidents for 2012/2013 will be Joe & Judy Tarwater, the Vice President is Rhonda Tomlinson and the Secretary/Treasurer is Patti Steele. Again our club had the refreshments for the Callers Festival and the Tenderfoot Dance. We again had a good turn out of members to work and a wonderful amount of pie and good food. Each event was a success for our Club. Last Christmas we adopted 7 people at the nursing home who had no one. Some were the same as last year and some were new ones. We make a big difference in these peoples lives as they know that someone remembers them. Again our members were generous and we were able to get everything on the list.

 

6/27/12