St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in San Antonio held a barn dance in the Parish Center on Saturday evening.
“It was a ‘fun raiser’ as opposed to a fundraiser,” said Mary MacDonald, one of the organizers from the Catholic Women’s Club. “We wanted to bring together the school, the elderly and the home-schoolers, and we wanted a social event that was children-friendly and family friendly.”
Attendees were asked to dress in country-western apparel, said Father Edwin Palka, the parish pastor, who wore his broad-brimmed padre hat and a long black cassock.
After feasting on a meal of barbecued chicken and pork, caller Bob Ellis provided a lesson in square dancing.
“Everything went well,” MacDonald said. She added that the barn dance committee is hoping to have another barn dance next year and make it an annual event.