Jim Thaxter attends Watermelon Dance

July 22, 2012 | 3:49 p.m. CDT
Jim Thaxter calls dance terms at the beginning of the Watermelon Dance and Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers' annual meeting Friday at First Christian Church. Contra dance is a type of dance akin to square dancing and dates back more than 200 years. Thaxter will be calling an Old Time Barn Dance during the Boone County Fair on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.

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