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June 29, 2015
For their 2nd week in Nauvoo the Ballroom Dance Company: -performed 6 evening shows (5 on the outdoor stage; 1 inside due to rain) -gave 2 daytime outreach presentations in Ft. Madison, IA and Carthage, IL -offered service labor in 2 communities, cleaning store windows, sidewalks, removing weeds, and planting flowers in 18 large pots afterward located around the city's central park -enjoyed the culture of Old Nauvoo through visits to historic homes, pulling handcarts, and watching musical productions -toured historic Carthage jail and the nearby Kibbe Museum -gave a full 90-minute matinee in Cedar Rapids, IA as a benefit for the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight organization -celebrated the blessing of having only 2 performances inside forced by weather, despite almost daily thunderstorms (Friday's performance was drenched just as it was to begin; but a short delay to dry off was followed by the full presentation, given to a very enthusiastic, patient audience.) <h6>Friday's performance was drenched just as it was to begin; but a short delay to dry off was followed by the full presentation, given to a very enthusiastic, patient audience.</h6> As the dancers returned home, they counted themselves greatly benefited by this visit to Illinois and Iowa, and hoped equally that their efforts supported and uplifted others.READ MORE
One outreach performance was given in Central Park, Ft. Madison, Iowa as part of a noon-time benefit for the city's Chamber of Commerce
Experiencing what early Mormon pioneers experienced, ballroom dance group members pulled handcarts through mud, streams, and fields
In Carthage, IL group members help fill 18 large flower pots with soil and colorful flowers, and then placed the pots at various points around the city's main city square for beautification
Devri Lambright and Heather Richardson worked diligently for the city of Ft. Madison, IA in giving service, which included weeding, cleaning windows and sidewalks