A good time was had by all at Fish Springs dinner dance

The Fish Springs volunteer firefighters put on a really great spaghetti dinner and dance Sept. 6. This was the 24th annual hoe-down dinner dance and it was certainly a fun one. The fire cadets and seasonal crews really helped the volunteer firefighters, especially in setting up all the tables and chairs. It was unusually crowded and about 400 dinners were served.

Each child was given a white raffle ticket and all the kids were so very excited to win a prize. It was good to see so many of our neighbors, both old and new. Lots of folks were working in the kitchen or taking care of the dessert table. It's always so busy in the kitchen with Bob Grissom cooking the bread, Carole Tomer boiling the noodles, Jack Meade heating the sauce and Debra Friesen with her daughter, Amber, preparing the salads and vegetables. My husband Norbert Monohan and our daughter, Lisa Welch, ran the long table. It was busy, busy for everyone. I guess I won't tell you who was running the bar, but we sure appreciate everyone who helped out so much.

Back to the dessert tables. Bev Anderson was there, but all bruised up after she tripped on the pavement. Heal fast Bev, and thanks for all your help at this fun spaghetti dinner party. There sure were some delicious looking desserts on that table. Barbara McLeod and Gary Welch also worked at the dessert table. I know Gail McCormick brought a yummy pumpkin pie because she made a whole one just for me. (Gail bakes a pie for me whenever I'm injured or ill.) She recently retired from Gardnerville Elementary School but still works part-time as school nurse.

Former Fish Springs residents, Bonnie and Ray Jones, came all the way from Fallon to reconnect with lots of old friends and see their grandchildren. The band Longshot kept dancers on the floor all evening and Fish Springs resident Suzy Severns sang "Sweet Dreams" along with the band. We loved it!

The door prize was won by James Settelmeyer. It included a beautiful large basket filled with "a dinner in and a dinner out." There was dinner for two at Fiona's Bar and Grill, champagne with fancy glasses and candles, a $25 gas card, a video, snacks and romance. A good time was had by all.

n Linda Monohan may be reached at 782-5802.


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