Ballroom dancers garner medals


OLYMPIA — The Dance Club of Grays Harbor County took home multiple medals at the Puget Sound Senior Ballroom Dance Games in Olympia recently.

Dr. Mark Van Hemert won nine gold medals and Scott Weyer won five gold medals, both dancing with instructor Arlene Hoiland. Hoiland was also presented with the top teacher award.

Van Hemert also danced with Margaret Sherwood, earning gold and silver medals, and Weyer danced with Mary Anne Bagwell, who won two gold medals. Weyer also partnered up with Roseann Carpenter, who won a gold medal.

The Dance Club of Grays Harbor meets the third Saturday of each month in the Hoquiam Masonic Hall. Hoiland offers a free dance lesson at 7 p.m. and club dancing starts at 8. For more information, call Hoiland at 580-5887.