The Funtime Fiddlers will be on hand to provide the music for the Valentine’s contra dance in Merville, Feb. 15. Photo supplied.

Valentine’s contra dance Saturday in Merville

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”

“Why, Juliet, my love, I am up at the Big Yellow Merville Hall for the Valentine’s contra dance.”

You, too, can join R & J at the dance where love, cupids and kisses will delight all as the dance floor overflows with romantic young (and young at heart). Fiddle music, hearts and flowers will fill the hall along with the coruscating commands from dance caller, June “Kissin’” Cannon, who will demurely bark out directions to keep the dancers organized and having fun.

So, be pert and plucky while the passionate fiddle players pluck their strings for your dancing, prancing pleasure. As usual, there will be a contra dance workshop right before the dance. From 7-7:29 p.m., June will introduce the swooning swingers to new moves as well as teach the basic contra steps.

At 7:30, the Funtime Fiddlers will start the music and the gaiety begins. Singles can pair up with anyone during the contras and there will be spot prizes, and a prize for the best dressed and most romantic couples. The aroma of chocolate, candied hearts and pork rinds will waft from the canteen and love will be in the air.

So, Saturday, Feb. 15, guide your carriage up to the Big Yellow Merville Hall for a romantically good time. Doors open at 7 p.m., dance starts at 7:30. Cost is $10/adults, $5/youth (6 and under free) and you can come as a family for $22. FMI-339-4249 or


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