Mayfest in Clinton kicks off next month

  • Wed Apr 26th, 2017 2:44pm
  • Life

Dust off your dance shoes, the Clinton Progressive Association’s annual Mayfest is just one month away.

Scheduled to take place from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at the Clinton Community Hall, the event is the association’s primary fundraiser and is an evening of music, food, and new this year, dancing. Usually it’s just tunes and good eats, but this year the organization wanted to shake things up a bit, said Catherine Billera, the association’s president.

“We’ve had an older crowd historically,” Billera said.

By bringing dancing into the mix, she hopes to get young people interested in the association but also get the later generations up and active. There’s not always a lot to do on the island, and this just adds an extra element to an already enjoyable community gathering, Billera said.

“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun,” she added.

Two bands are booked for the evening, South Whidbey’s very own Heggenes Valley Boys and Freeborn. The Heggenes Boys are up first, and will rock the crowds with classic songs and humor. It’s a chance for attendees to enjoy music and food. Then it’s time to get up and boogie with Freeborn with its eclectic mix of rock, southern rock and the blues.

Tickets are sold at the door and prices are as follows: Dinner and music is $20 for adults, $7 for kids under 12, and $15 for members. For latecomers just interested in dancing, the cost is $10. Visit the association’s webpage for details.

The progressive association is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and operating the Clinton Community Hall.