Sequim Gazette staff
The Sequim VFW Post 4760 hopes that once a month you’ll put on your dancing shoes and join in a new tradition.
On the third Saturday of each month, a local band will play from 6-8:30 p.m. in the gathering hall, 169 E. Washington St.
Duet Silver and Gold — featuring Les Wamboldt and Ken Maaske, backed by Jerry Robison on drums — kick off the event Feb. 15. There is no cover charge. They’ll play classic country mixed with bluegrass and pop with both originals and covers.
Post Commander Tristan Ryan said they used to host dances often but this recent effort is to bring more awareness to the post.
“Our main goal is to support veterans and help those in tight spots find housing and food,” she said.
“With the dances, we’re trying to let people know the VFW is here for more than just men, but here for the men and their families.”
The post has more than 530 members who have served overseas in a war zone during war time.
“We want to have a place where people can come in and enjoy themselves for a few hours and maybe we’ll get some veterans who qualify to become members and decide to join,” Ryan said.
For the dances to continue, Ryan said a lot of it will depend on word-of-mouth and the bands touting the nice dance floor, venue, beverages and food, because they don’t have much money to support the events.
The dances join a menu of ongoing events such as dart league, cribbage and Sunday breakfasts (fees apply).
The Sequim VFW Post 4760 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 681-0434.