Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Winter 2018 49 B ack in the day, the "Carolina Barn Dance" traveled the countryside and broadcast live to hundreds of radio stations nationwide. "Look who's coming .." declared a notice in e Robesonian newspaper in Lumberton in 1946. It featured such entertainers as the "Tennessee Hillbillies" and Ray "Donald Duck" Adkins. For a number of years, the dances were broadcast from the Carolina eater in Spruce Pine, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Northern Carolina. e "barn dance" was so ingrained that it surfaced in comic strips, such as "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith." Today, there's an annual barn dance in Wake Forest, featuring square dancing in what one dancer describes as "good, clean fun." Photographs by Kathryn Rende Picture This A story told mostly in photographs Let's Do-Si-Do! Square dancers at the Wake Forest Community House's annual Barn Dance take on some complicated steps with names like promenade, do-si-do, and roll away with a half sashay. Below, Emma Kate Gossett, 9, of Wake Forest helps herself to some snacks. A barn dance tradition is for dancers to bring a dish to share.

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