Square Dance Benefit for Refugees, Immigrants and Veterans

18358991_602875519908765_3183937376077904848_o.jpgLancaster Stands Up, Tellus360 and local community member, Paul Harnik, are hosting a square dance in support of Lancaster’s refugees, immigrants, and veterans. Lancaster has proclaimed with open hearts and minds that all who enter our community are welcome– regardless of race, religion, nationality, political opinions, or membership in a social group. We stand tall and strong beside our refugee, immigrant and veteran neighbors—because in this town, we are equal and deserve the chance of hope and freedom in our lives.

Please join us at Tellus360, 24 East King Street, Lancaster on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM as we dance, raise awareness and show solidarity with our community– all while raising funds for organizations serving newcomers and veterans in Lancaster County.

Music will be performed by the old-time Appalachian band, The Vacutones with caller Julie Shepherd-Powell coordinating the dances. Shepherd-Powell, a native of western North Carolina, has been calling square dances for over a decade, learning the trade from someof the mountain’s finest callers, including Green Grass Cloggers Phil Jamison and Rodney Sutton. Julie has called dances from Knoxville to New York City and all across the southeast. She currently resides in the New River Valley of southwest Virginia.

A suggested minimum donation of $5 will be collected at the door. Canned goods will also be collected for TLC. Thanks to Tellus360 and these talented musicians, 100% of proceeds will benefit Church World Service (CWS) of Lancaster, the IU13 Refugee Center and Community School at Reynolds, Bethany Christian Services, Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center, and the Transitional Living Center serving veterans.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to this family-friendly event. No previous dance experience or specific attire needed — all are welcome!

June 11, 2017 at 2pm - 5pm

Will you come?