Sugarbush Racing Club’s Winter Dinner Dance Feb 8, 2016
Club members are known for their friendly competition on the slopes but they can really turn it on indoors, too. Seventy-one members attended the Club’s second annual Winter Interlude Dance last week at the Terra Rossa Ristorante in Warren. Proprietor Mike Kelly worked with Deb Koch, Club Social Chairman, to put on a fantastic event.
With the help of Richard Pinonyak of RPM Entertainment, the place became a four-hour continuous motion dance machine featuring music from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Richard was situated right in front of the brick pizza oven (not fired up that night) which gave him a view of a wonderful dance floor. – it was jumping all night long.
Dress was eclectic, typical for the group. Phil Waier had a tuxedo dress shirt and bow tie. Many other men had their best formal flannel shirts. Sequins and feathers were seen among the women. Unfortunately, the “Red Carpet” interviews were lost.
Members showed off their moves from back in the days they first came to Sugarbush and many of their favorite songs were played. Ray Bollerud won an informal Twist contest, going much lower than anyone else. Fortunately there were no back or knee injuries. Barbara and Larry Bennett again wowed the crowd with a Lindy-hop to Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood”. “Shout” got everyone moving and probably melted some of the snow on the roof. Even Diana Edwards got out on the floor with her leg in a cast for some slow dancing.
Besides skiing and partying, the group can cook – and eat. A number of great tasting pot-luck dishes were brought to the event by members and their guests. Everyone enjoyed great appetizers, many, many dinner entrees and luscious desserts. Kate Murray-Jones created lovely table decorations. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, especially the Social Committee, the frigid temperatures were forgotten for a while.