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Jan. 27 dinner, dance to benefit libraries

The fourth annual ‘A Taste of Two Counties’ library benefit dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Kiwanis Event Center (1025 S. Hill St.) in Griffin. Co-sponsored by the Friends groups of both the J. Joel Edwards Public Library and the Griffin-Spalding County Public Library, the dance will feature the big band sounds of the 17-piece Night Train Swing Band and its vocalist, Karin Williams. A complimentary dance lesson in basic East Coast swing will kick off at 7 p.m., followed by live band music for waltz, fox trot, rumba, tango, swing and more. At least six local restaurants will feature their favorite dishes, including Pike County’s Concord Café and the Oink Joint. ’The library dances are legendary and I am looking forward to my first venture into ballroom and swing,’ said library assistant Kimberly Sowell. Profits from the dance are used to help the libraries provide continuing programs, materials and events for children and adults. Tickets for the benefit dance are only $20, student tickets $10, and can be purchased at the Griffin Library, Margo’s Restaurant (1136 Taylor Street, Griffin), A Novel Experience (426 Thomaston Street, Zebulon), and the J. Joel Edwards Public Library. Tickets are also available online at For more information, contact the library at 770-567-2014 or Bobby Bunn at 770-584-3094.

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