Monday, January 17, 2022

Marathon Dance adds heated tent & fun for alums

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The 39th annual South High Marathon Dance will for the first time feature a heated outdoor tent where alumni can gather.

“Three years ago, we got so crowded in the gym that we told the alumni that they couldn’t stay unless they were working,” said Tom Myott, longtime faculty advisor. “There were some hard feelings, so we came up with the idea of an alumni tent.

“We want the alumni to come back to enjoy the dance and all of the activities, but not feel like they have to work. We’re trying to promo

te it as an alumni homecoming event.”

Organizer Jeremy Wood, a 2007 alum, said, “We wanted to welcome back the alumni in a new way.”

The tent, in the back parking lot near the main entrance to the gym, will feature live music, an “Alumni Bowl” of games, a craft table for kids, food and non-alcoholic beverages and an “Alumni Spa” with Zumba and skin treatments, massages and chiropractic assessments by Marathon Dance alumni.

Also, on Friday night an after-party is scheduled starting at 10 p.m. at Fitzgerald’s on Route 9 in Moreau, with live music, door prizes and discounts on food and drinks for SHMD alums, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the marathon dance, Mr. Wood said.

Saturday, Fitzgerald’s will host a gathering starting at 6 p.m., with a live feed of the dance. Info: SHMDtent@gmail.com or www.shmd.org.

Somehow students reach down and find the energy to keep going all the way into Saturday night, when the recipients are introduced and this year’s total is announced.   Chronicle photo/Mark Frost
Somehow students reach down and find the energy to keep going all the way into Saturday night, when the recipients are introduced and this year’s total is announced. Chronicle photo/Mark Frost

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