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Covenant Academy lets mothers, sons kick up their heels
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Photos courtesy of Painted Barn Media Howdy, partner! Liam Rutherford, 5, dons a cowboy hat while being held by his mother and dance partner, Courtney Rutherford.

Covenant Academy’s inaugural Mother and Son Square Dance was a hoedown hootenanny bringing enjoyment and togetherness between male students and their mothers, grandmothers and other important female figures in their lives.

Last Saturday, 24 couples performed line and square dances, which were instructed by caller Ronnie Langley from Georgia. Attendees of all ages came to participate in the mother and son dance held in the school gym.

“All of the guests enjoyed line dancing, as well as square dancing, and everyone had a lot of fun,” said Tina Lassiter, events coordinator for Covenant Academy. “Many who were in attendance have said they are already looking forward to another square dance event.”

“My favorite part was enjoying the event with my adult son, Allen Betschart,” added Lassiter.

The gym was decorated in a fall theme, with an assortment of mums, straw bales, tin buckets and fall bows creating a rustic feel. Photos were taken of each couple at the start of the celebration. A dinner, which included BBQ, chicken and sides, was served by Prater’s BBQ before the dance took place.

The square dance caller led the couples in square and line dancing from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests of all ages were in attendance. 

Tickets were $20 with all proceeds going back to Covenant Academy.