Let's dance, shall we?


February 21, 2024

An elderly man dances with his middle-aged adult daughter

Ken Stern

LET IT BE A DANCE – What a treat, for dad to dance with his daughter. That is what Jim Montgomery did on Valentine's Day, taking Amaya in hand, as he has done for decades. This year they twirled at the La Conner Retirement Inn.

Salsa, waltz, swing, cha-cha – take your pick. The La Conner Retirement Inn was hopping on Valentine’s Day to ballroom dance.

The most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day – is celebrated at the Inn most every year – viruses allowing. Taylor Winningham demonstrated the dances with local dance student Charlotte Decker accompanied by champagne, strawberries and chocolate.

Over 30 residents sipped, tapped their feet and got up on the floor to swing and cha-cha.

“One of the reasons I like this town is because I grew up here,” remarked Inn resident Mary Ann Hoover.

Kudos to Allie Kester, Dire...

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