2006 – Barbara & Frank Strong (MA)

We are here today to present the Local Legend Award to Barbara & Frank Strong who have given many years of dedicated service to the Square and Round Dance community.

The LOCAL LEGEND AWARD was established to honor those individuals and couples who have advanced the goals of the SQUARE DANCE FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND by their actions within their local areas over the years.  The goals are the promotion, preservation and perpetuation of the square and round dance activity.

Barbara and Frank Strong, by their spirit and dedication, have exemplified the true meaning of leadership in the Square and Round Dance Community.  Barbara and Frank have been providing round dancers with a place to dance, a place to learn, and a place to socialize and make new friends, for at least the past 27 years.  They have provided instruction, guidance, and hosted dances and dinners for the dancers, often without compensation.  Barbara and Frank have been long standing members of the New England Council of Round Dance Teachers Associations and support the New England Square and Round Dance Conventions.  They have made efforts to see that each new dancer is made to feel comfortable by dancing and socializing with them and helping them to bond with other dancers.  Barbara and Frank Strong, a willing smile, an open heart and a burst of sunshine.

With heartfelt appreciation and gratitude,

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