Kountry Kickers purpose
is to entertain and boost the spririts of people in nursing
homes and assisted living facilities
on booking Kountry Kickers or to receive the annual mailing, call
Pat Slavena at (219) 844-3720 or Roesmary Baer at 865-3603. The group
Kountry Kickers performs
shows fall through spring during the daytime hours. The program
is about 30 minutes and features dancers performing five
each with a different dance routine. An emcee introduces dancers
and narrates the shows. Services are provided free, but donations
are appreciated. Funds are distributed among local charities decided
upon by members.
Rehearsing is scheduled before performances
at the Slovak Hall in Merrillville or Woodmar United Methodist
Church in Hammond.
Slavena advises seniors to "Keep on moving, it keeps
you young and healthy. We enjoy performing because it's exercise
and some of these dances include as many as 64 steps"
might be surprised to know: "Our members range
in age from 62 to 83 years of age, " Savena said. "Our 83 year-old
member performed and entertained in the USO shows during World
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