Third Annual “Cowboy Prom” is popular for all ages


Alberta Stojkovic | Morrow County Sentinel Partners switch in a round dance at the Cowboy Prom held June 27 at the Morrow County Fairground’s Junior Fair Building. Donations from the Cowboy Prom will go to help cancer patients and their families in Morrow County.

Alberta Stojkovic | Morrow County Sentinel John Wargowsky of Marion had fun calling the square dancing. He made the square, round and line dancing easy and fun, allowing lots of “teaching” moments for the young.

Alberta Stojkovic | Morrow County Sentinel Ready to step out with the music at the cowboy prom, there were enough dancers for 6 sets and more for the square dancing.

Alberta Stojkovic | Morrow County Sentinel The line dancing was almost as popular as square dancing. The Cowboy Prom was sponsored by the Morrow County Junior Fair Board.

Alberta Stojkovic | Morrow County Sentinel Dancers wait for the music to start at the Cowboy Prom. Benefits are all for Morrow County cancer patients.

The Cowboy Prom brought in a crowd of about 75 on Saturday evening at the Morrow County Fairground’s Junior Fair Building. There were teenagers, seniors and families with children who enjoyed the prom despite the downpour of rain all evening.

Adam Barrett, a Junior Fair Board Member, explained that the all the donations from the Cowboy Prom will go to help cancer patients and their families in Morrow County.

Barrett will be a Northmor High School Senior this fall and is looking forward to the Morrow County Fair where he will have 4-H Market hogs and two other 4-H projects.

Junior Fair Coordinator, Julie Logan said the fair has grown every year since it began three years ago. It started out with just a couple dozen people with three sets for square dancing and has grown every year with more than 6 sets and many people sitting at the sidelines.

“It’s a way the youth on the Junior Fair Board can give back to the community,” said Logan. “All the benefits will stay in Morrow County for cancer patients and their families.”

Alberta Stojkovic is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at alberta_s16@hotmail.com.