National Square Online e-Magazine, Vol. 10, Issue 5, 12/2018

2 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! Our prayer is that you and your family have a holiday season filled with joy and are blessed with health and happiness in the New Year! Christmas is a time of traditions, and we hope you have an opportunity to make or continue yours with family and friends. One of our yearly traditions is attending a John Berry Christmas Concert with friends, which we recently did. Yes, John has had several top country hits and Grammy Awards over the years, but his heart is Christmas. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to join us at John’s Wednesday night concert at the National Convention, and just maybe there will be a little Christmas for us in June! 2019!! It’s an exciting time for us and our Peach Pit team as we enter the final few months leading to the 68 th National Square Dance Convention ® . It hardly seems possible that it’s been 3 1/2 years since being awarded the Convention in Springfield, Massachusetts! Seemed as though there was plenty of time, until you suddenly realize – We’re Next!! Our Peach Pit team has made much progress, with many important key items in the “Done Column!” Still much to do, but we can’t wait to Welcome all Y’all to Atlanta in June! In November we celebrated exceeding 3,000 registered attendees for the Convention! If you’re one of those registered, THANK YOU! If you’re not, we’d like to personally invite you to register by clicking HERE a nd join the fun in Atlanta. We still have hotel rooms in three of our Convention hotels, but not many! The Wyndham is a “pet-friendly” property. There is Free Parking at the hotels and free parking at the convention center when staying at a convention hotel. Would you like to volunteer?? There’s always room for more volunteers! Please consider helping, if only for a few hours. We hope you have a joyous holiday season and have an opportunity to share it with your family and friends. All our best… Angie & Louis McClure (Handsome & Bailey) Angie & Louis McClure with John Berry Bailey