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Grab your sweetheart and head for the dance floor
Civic centers romantic soiree sure to be a hit
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Come cut a rug

• When: Friday, Feb. 11
• Where: Dorchester Village Civic Center
• Cost: $25 per couple or $15 for single

Liberty County residents and their sweethearts will dance the night away Friday at the Dorchester Village Civic Center’s Valentine’s Day dance.

Music will be provided by the Boomerangs of Savannah, an early soft rock group, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Attendees are permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages.

Although the event is not a large fundraiser, it will bring in some money to help with the cost of up keeping the historic building in Midway, DVCC board secretary Julie Martin said.

"We’re just a group of people who enjoy getting together. Any excuse for a party," Martin said. "This is more of a fun event. We don’t expect to make a lot of money."

Tickets, which cost $25 per couple or $15 for singles, will be available at the door. Attire is semi-formal.

Martin said the civic center board decided to plan the soiree after last year’s Halloween party turned out a good crowd and lots of community support.

Board president Barbara Martin said the October dance was a hit with attendees.

"We had a Halloween dance and we had so much fun. Everyone really enjoyed it. And at the time, we decided we wanted to have a dance in the near future," she said.

She and her husband love dancing, Martin said, and it’s the reason they met years ago — at a coastal dance on Colonel’s Island.

"My favorite part about planning is the enthusiasm that I see from the others. I love to dance and my husband and I go dancing every opportunity we get, so we’re looking forward to it," the board president said.

About 10 regular volunteers are helping with the decorating and organizing of the dance, according to the Martins. The event starts at 7 p.m. and likely will end around midnight.

Barbara Martin said those who are not interested in — or are not very good at — dancing should come out to the event anyway since it’s a social gathering.

"Come on and enjoy the fun. It is going to be fun for all. Sometimes people like to dance and some people like to sit around and socialize. So it will be a good time for all," she said. "It’s just a wonderful time for couples to go out, be together, enjoy dancing and, you know, enjoy a little romance. It is an opportunity to bring some romance back into their lives."

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