Photo by Heather Middleton
Drivers passing through the McDonough Square this weekend saw dozens of people seated at brightly decorated tables, while others danced the night away.
A group of some 120 patrons paid $200 per table to be part of McDonough Arts' first "Dancing Under the Stars" fund-raiser Saturday night, said Steve Green, organizer of the event.
He said proceeds will be used to support his group's general fund budget.
"We had 20 tables," Green said. "It looked really nice out there. They used all different styles. They used their silver and their china, and they had candelabras. It was really nice."
One couple in attendance was Linda Schenk, McDonough Main Street Program director, and her husband, Jerry.
"It was something different. I don't think I even heard the traffic, it was so much fun," said Schenk. She said her favorite part of the event was the atmosphere.
Other couples attending included Henry County Tax Commissioner David Curry, and his wife, Nicole, as well as Kathy Lee, co-owner of L&M Business Forms, and her husband, Kelly.
"We were invited to sit at Steve and Rita Green's table. It was wonderful," said Nicole Curry. "[There was] a table decorating contest, and we won."
The table was decorated with a floral arrangement of pink and yellow roses, willow branches, and tiny lights strung through the branches, said Nicole Curry.
Music was provided by the McDonough Swingtime Band, which played a variety of polkas and swing music.
"There were some relaxing pieces of music, and some toe-tappers," added Nicole Curry.
Kathy Lee said she and her husband were invited by Linda Schenk. The best part of the event for her, she said, was the music.
"It was a nice event. The orchestra was very good," said Kathy Lee. "It was a great opportunity to hear them."