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  1. Swingin’ and Swayin’ in Elkins


    February 8, 2012 by wcobserver

    ELKINS – If you are anywhere between the ages of nine and 90 and like to dance, the Community Center in Elkins is the place to be on Friday nights. On any Friday night, you can find 120 to 150 friendly people dancing, enjoying snacks from the concession booth and just generally having a good time. Among them will probably be Whitley Anschutz, who has been volunteering there since she was five years old while her father, Ray Anschutz, patrolled the area as a deputy sheriff. Whitley is part of the band Shadow Creek, which plays there three nights a month. Other members of the band include Lisa Turner on the drums, Rick Jones on the keyboard, Jackie Baker on bass and Billy Mounce on guitar. “A few years ago, the disco ball had to be retired,” said Whitely. “But the floor is nicely lighted by multiple strings of tiny white lights while dancers scoot their boots to country tunes and swing their partners to square dancing numbers.” And boy, do they swing! In the soft light of the overhanging bulbs, folks like Wiley Hobbs and his sister Evelyn Hayes twirled around the Community Center’s dance floor with aplomb. After …