Ol’ Tyme Family Nite heads into its 12th year with lots of pep in its step

Tom Henihan
Express Staff

Entering its twelfth year in January, Ol’ Tyme Family Nite began its 2018-2019 season on Friday September 14 at its longtime venue in McLennan’s Elks Hall.

There was an excellent turnout for the season’s opening night with an interesting blend of people of all ages.

FCSS Community Development Coordinator and Ol’ Tyme Family Nite founding organizer, Jean Moore-Lemoine, welcomed everyone to the opening night and thanked them for their continuing support.

She also acknowledged the vital contribution of those who volunteer to make the event a continuing success and reiterated her appreciation for the musicians without whom the event would not be an enduring success for going on twelve years.

In thanking Dwain Isert and the other members of the Ol’ Tyme Family Nite band Moore-Lemoine, also gave special mention to a new generation of musicians who are joining the line up, fiddler Cheryl Isert and base player Shaun Strom.

Ol’ Tyme Family Nite takes place every second and last Friday each month from September to the end of May, with the last Friday of the month also featuring a potluck supper.

The music and dancing usually get underway around 7pm and on the nights of the potluck supper, things begin a little earlier with patrons usually sitting down to eat around 6.30pm.

Pictured above: Base player Shaun Strom and fiddler Cheryl Isert.


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