Community Fall Festival entertainment lineup announced

Photo courtesy Roxanne Schick
The Pagosa Springs Line Dancers are set to entertain the crowd while the Retro Cats are taking a break from performing at the Community Fall Festival on Sept. 9.

By Roxanne Schick
Special to The PREVIEW
The Community Fall Festival and Raffle will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Town Park from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This is a free event and everyone in the community is welcome. There will be free food, provided by the Knights of Columbus, and a cash bar.
The Retro Cats Band will again donate their time and musical talent. The Pagosa Springs Line Dancers, headed by Beverly Chester, will entertain the crowd while the band is taking a break. Games and face/arm air-brush temporary tattooing will also be part of the event.
Retro Cats band
The Retro Cats, a Pagosa Springs rock band, has performed at numerous local events and fundraisers for the past three years, including the Pagosa Springs Car Show and the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala.
The band includes bass player/vocalist Bruce Wayne, vocalist Greg Milioto on lead guitar, and vocalist Bill Hudson on keyboards and rhythm guitar. Milioto and Hudson have played and sung together in various local bands over the past decade, including Rockola Deluxe and Honeybone.
The Retro Cats, as the name implies, cut their musical teeth during the ‘60s and ‘70s, and happily serve up a mix of classic rock, blues and country for your dancing and listening pleasure. Key musical influences include Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughn, CCR and Johnny Cash.
Pagosa Springs Line Dancers
The Pagosa Springs Line Dancers are an ever-growing group of men and women who either want to learn or enjoy line dancing. Many of the line dancers have been dancing for the past 11 years.
Line dancing helps reduce stress, increase energy, improve strength and increase muscle tone and body coordination. It can also decrease blood pressure, help manage weight, and strengthen the bones in the legs and hips. It can even lower the risk of coronary heart disease.
The social aspects are obvious: you don’t need a partner and you have an opportunity to meet some great people. There are several venues in town where you can practice what you learn in class.
If you are interested in line dancing, the Pagosa Springs Line Dancers dance Monday mornings at the Pagosa Lake Property Owners Association clubhouse. Beginners class is at 9:15 a.m. and advanced class begins at 10:15 a.m. Come and join us.

This story was posted on September 3, 2018.