HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for great parties!

Cheers to 2018!  What fun times at both the Westshire Village Rome New Year’s Eve and the Madison Elks Club party!  Thanks to everyone for loving life, loving to dance and loving each other!

May the new year bring you joy, peace, love, work you enjoy, good health and special times with family and friends!

Happy New Year!

 

 

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Phil Gokey Memorial Dance – January 6, VFW Cottage Grove Rd, Monona

Happy, Happy Holidays!

Just following Thanksgiving, I received a very kind email that included this quote…“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving and that indeed you can walk through every day with gratitude for ALL that is in your life – the good and the stuff you are working on.

One thing I am so very grateful for is the chance to have called Phil Gokey a special friend. He and Janet have been adding to the fun we have in playing music for you for years and years. We lost Phil to a brief experience with cancer and now we have the opportunity to celebrate the gift he was to us.

His family is planning a modest memorial service Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 am at LakeEdge Lutheran Church in Monona. Visitation begins at 9:30 am, lunch follows.

Janet Hagen and Becci Ceithamer are planning a dance on Saturday, January 6th at the VFW on Cottage Grove Road – afternoon – sometime 2 ish and the Highlights are honored to be ask to play music along with others who Phil enjoyed. More to come – just hold the time and look on my website and the Sunday Dance for updates.  It will be a time to reflect on a man who had figured out how to live everyday as his ideal day and with love.
Phil Gokey
 

An Invite to Sun Prairie Dinner Dance, December 9

An Invite from the Sun Prairie Dance Club
Saturday, December 9th at the Elks Club

The Sun Prairie Dance Club will be hosting a holiday dinner dance with MARCY AND THE HIGHLIGHTS providing the music at the Elks Club on Saturday, December 9th. They have extended a welcome to those who would perhaps be interested in membership to come and experience a dinner dance.  Guest price is $85 per couple or $42.50 for a single guest and includes all gratuity and sales taxes. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jeanie Farmer, 608-837-8009, jeaniefarmer@charter.net and she can get you signed up and send dinner menu choices. We can tell you it’s a wonderful group of dancers and you would enjoy your membership. Again, here’s a good way to check it out!NYE Elks 1

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE at the ELKS! Bring in 2018 with us!

BIG NEWS!

We have 10 spots left!!

For the first 40 people who get their tickets….join Marcy and the Highlights at the beautiful Lakefront Room at the Elks Club, Jennifer Street, Madison!

Just $15.00 gives you the best dance tunes, a beautiful wood dance floor, seating at a reserved band table, full cash bar, desserts at 11:00 pm, hats, horns and Champagne at the stoke of midnight!  Buy your tickets today by sending your check to Marcy Heim, 2679 Fahey Glen, Madison.  Include your name, email address (for event details), phone number, and address to mail your tickets.

These spots will go FAST!  Order your tickets today!Highlights NYE Elks 2017

 

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Highlights Strolling Carolers Dec 7 Agora, Fitchburg

Join Marcy, Ken, RJ and Tom as they stroll through the shops serving up your Holiday favorites! (And the food is pretty good too!)

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OCT 26, 2017 ’50s Sock Hop 6-9 pm at the Stamm House … to benefit Middleton Historic Society

’50s Sock Hop … at the Stamm House …

The Middleton Area Historical Society presents a ’50s Sock Hop & Fundraiser, Thursday, October 26, from 5-9 p.m. at 1847 at the Stamm House. Be ready for great food, music, dancing and fun! Tickets are $50 each, including heavy appetizers and one drink.  Dance to 50’s tunes performed live by Marcy and the Highlights 6-9 pm.

Online ticket purchasing (we have only 120 spaces available) is available here now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/50s-sock-hop-fundraiser-at-the-stamm-house-tickets-37367045840?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing !

We will be sporting poodle skirts – ok just Marcy – and Andy Yaun will be our guitarist dressed up in his suit of the times. FUN TIME FOR ALL AND A GOOD CAUSE!

Join us!

David is OFF TO BERKLEE College of Music in Boston! Oct 12-15 is Parent’s Weekend

We are PROUD PARENTS!  This past weekend we joined David in Boston at the Berklee College of Music.  It was an amazing experience as we jumped into the classroom and did ear training with one of the professors, drumming with an African drumming instructor and toured the campus.  We also (of course) hopped on stage and preformed Wagon Wheel at the Faculty Jam.  David is really shining there.  We spent an hour in a tiny practice room – the piano, bench, David and Ken and Marcy tucked onto the back wall.  David practices and practices.  The magic is that for him is it all pure joy!  He’s going to major in Electronic Music Production.  Stay tuned! Thank you all for your support of David’s musical journey!    20171013_09293020171013_16581120171013_18101520171013_11263220171013_11015720171013_10345020171013_10171620171013_100842 20171013_181015 20171014_091741 20171015_170403 com

Skilaufers Dance Fun Oct 10, 2017

Going on over 20 years we’ve been performing for our friends at the Skilaufers!  A fun bunch that skis, dances, and does all sorts of stuff,  You can find out more about them here www.madisonskilaufers.org/calendar1.html

A delight to have Rich Larson with us on the drums!  Superb player!

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Vera is set for Halloween!

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Rich Larson on Drums

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Ken. Rich, Tom and David enjoy a cold one at the break.

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National Mustard Day Aug 5th Highlights perform 1:30-4 pm! 2017

 

National Mustard Day At The Mustard Museum

27th Annual Celebration of the King of Condiments is August 5th!

NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY Street FestivalSATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017 — 10am – 4pm MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN

We’ve truly come a long way. The very first National Mustard Day occupied about 3 parking stalls in front of the original Museum. Now, we close off Parmenter and Hubbard streets in downtown MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN. As the years have gone by the celebration has definitely gotten bigger and better!

On August 5, (rain or shine!) Middleton will transform into the Condimental Divide as the undisputed Epicenter of Condimental Appreciation where thousands of mustard lovers gather — some spicy, some sweet; some exotic, some hot. It takes all kinds. Oh, and the many mustards available for hot dogs and tastings are also spicy, sweet, exotic, and hot…

This year, we’re proud to partner with the nonprofit research accelerator, No More Kids With Cancer. Their social media campaign “The Mustard Challenge” is raising awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. Join us for the World’s Biggest Mustard Challenge at National Mustard Day!

AUG 5th It’s NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY with the HIGHLIGHTS

ONCE A YEAR! The street in blocked off to make room for festivities celebrating  – yes! MUSTARD!

Saturday, August 5th!  10-5 pm!  See the Highlights from 1:30-4:00 pm!

Take the Mustard Challenge at 1:00 pm and support the children cancer research.

Do good and Eat Mustard!