The fifth annual Crozet Swing Dance fundraiser was held at the Field School in Crozet March 14, so called “Pi day” because the date coincided with the value of pi, 3.1415, and raised $1,200 for the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department and the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad. Once again the Salute to Swing band and their singers were terrific, and the turnout and the dancing were good.
Playing on the theme, the dance also included a pie-making contest, which was won by Robin Eaton for her lemon chess pie and Cindy Gast for her rhubarb pie. They were each awarded a bottle of wine from King Family Vineyards in Crozet.
Swing dance instructors Jessica and Taylor Moore taught a lesson in basic moves for an hour before the dance started. They got several couples launched on the floor when the band started up with three hours of gems from the American Songbook.
The Crozet Community Association and White Hall District Supervisor Ann Mallek and her husband Leo, who leads the 16-piece band, hosted the event. The Crozet Lions Club provided the refreshments table. Every dollar raised went to the volunteer services.