Dress your Decade, and Dance the Night Away

It’s time to break out your maxi boots and minis, or bell-bottoms and pleather jackets.   Or there’s always the ‘50s and the ‘80s too, for funny fashions and dance.

The Bath Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Decades Dance on March Third at the Old Dairy, and a grand time is certain to be had by all. Whatever your decade, arrive at six and enjoy the music by DJ Willy until 10pm. Emily Plecker, Executive Director of the Bath Chamber of Commerce shared more.

“This event will be open to the public. Eighteen and over may attend. We ask that you dress in your best semi-formal wear from your favorite era. DJ Willy will be on the music, and The Little Cheerful will have for food available for purchase, and we’ll also have alcohol available for purchase. Obviously you have to be 21 or older to purchase alcohol.”

In addition to the news about this mid-winter evening event, Emily updated listeners about changes for the Bath Chamber.

“We’d like to remind the public that the Chamber has a new location. We are located in Warm Springs, at the Gristmill now. We’re in the back of the square where the old office used to be. We also have new hours. We’re only open Tuesday through Thursday 9am to 4pm. The Board has made a lot of tough decisions, but we’re hoping that our current situation is only temporary as we explore other means of income for the Chamber. New to the Chamber- we have created a new tier of membership called an associate membership, which is a non-voting tier of membership for young professionals and business start-ups for twenty-five dollars a year. So we’re hoping that some new entrepreneurs will latch onto that and get involved with the Chamber, and we can help them out as well.”

The Business of the Year award will be given out in April, and forms to nominate local businesses for that are available at the Chamber now. One that stands out in your mind for integrity, customer service, great products, and convenience would be just right for a nomination. Again Emily Plecker,

“We have a couple other events coming up in the future. Save the date for April 27th, which will be the Chamber annual membership dinner. That’ll be back at Garth Newel Music Center this year. And then the Bath County Triathlon will be on June 24th this year.”

June may feel like a ways off right now, but if you’re training for a triathlon you probably need all the time you can get. There is also, always volunteering to help at the event to witness the energy and dedication athletes bring to the county. But until then, plan to dance and dine, and support local businesses. Again, the Decades Dance is Friday, March 3rd beginning a 6 o’clock in the evening and ending at 10. It will take place at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs, and everyone is welcome. Food and drinks will be available to buy. For information on this, and any of the other Bath County Chamber of Commerce programs and offerings, please contact Emily Plecker at 839-5409.


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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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