June 19, 2012
There were no gunfights (fortunately) or bar-room brawls, but about 160 cattle rustlers, outlaws, Injuns and western gals had wagonloads of fun at the Wondai Kindergarten’s Wild West bush dance on Saturday night.
This is the second time the kindy has hosted a dance at the Wondai Memorial Hall, and although numbers were down slightly on last year, organisers said the night was a great success.
“When we held our first Bush Dance last year we had no experience of catering for a really large crowd and a few things fell through the cracks because of that,” kindy spokeswoman Jane Iszlaub said.
“But we learned a lot from doing it. So this year we focussed on fine-tuning everything and I think most people were very happy with the result.”
Patrons dressed up to match the Wild West theme and danced along to the Bushland Boogie Bush Band.
The dance raised $4000 for the kindy and has inspired the group to hold a Spring Dance in October.
“Our next dance will have a pirate theme,” Jane said, “and there’ll be more emphasis on mainstream music”.
“Unfortunately we’ll miss World Talk Like A Pirate Day – which is held on September 19 – but I don’t think that will be any problem for real buccaneers.”