Seaford Lioness Club to hold inaugural New Years Eve dance

By Mike McClure

After years of inactivity, this year there will be something to do in Seaford on New Years Eve. The Seaford Lioness Club is holding its Midnight Sparkles dance at the Seaford Fire Hall featuring the recently reunited band, Chasin Time.

The Lioness Club is taking this thing and running with it, said band member Kim Speicher. The Lioness have been amazing.

The 21 and over event will take place on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with doors opening at 8:15 p.m. Its been over 15 years since Seaford has had a New Years Eve dance, with the Seaford Country Club hosting the last one.

There was always something to do in Seaford, Seaford Lioness Club member Bonny Hastings said. We want this to continue every year and just be bigger and better.

Hearn pointed out that a lot of people dont like to travel on New Years Eve, so this event is perfect for locals looking for something to do.

We want to bring something back into the community again, said Seaford Lioness Club member Susan Michel.

Speicher and her sister, Karen Hearn, started singing together since they were kids and have been singing all their lives. Thats all weve ever done, said Hearn.

Our husbands are in the band too, so its a family affair, Speicher added. The sisters got their musical talent from their father, who performed along with other family members at the Seaford Lions Club Show for many years.

The band includes returning members Dave Speicher, Kim Speicher, Jon Hearn, Karen Hearn, and Jim Rupp and newcomers Lew Miller and Dolan McMullen. Hearn calls the group an all party band, featuring music by current acts such as Bruno Mars and Meghan Trainor as well as music from the 50s, Journey, Aerosmith, and much more.

We try to appeal to everyone, Speicher said.

This kind of band, you wont sit down all night. They are awesome, said Hastings.

The dance will benefit the Seaford Lioness Club, which provides glasses for kids in the Seaford School District and also adopts a family at Christmas.

Tickets cost $120 per couple, $450 for a table of eight, and $60 per single. Included in the price are heavy hors doeuvres by Uncle Good Food, champagne toast, midnight snack, and a cash bar. For tickets, contact CutN Up Salon (841-4884) or Home Team Realty (228-5934).

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