KathyFoxLocal Hero: Kathy Fox

You only have one chance to make a first impression. My first contra dance was called by Kathy Fox. I had a great time, so there was a second dance for me, a third, and more.... If it wasn't for Kathy, my wife and I would not know the joy of contra. That makes Kathy Fox my dance her. A transplanted Vermonter, she decided that with the musicians in our little Western New York village, we could support a contra dance. And in December of 2015, that little contra dance will be celebrating 20 years of community-focused dancing. It's due to Kathy's persistence and refusal to let the dance die that it's lasted 20 years. And to me, that's what it's all about: keeping the tradition alive wherever we are. So, thank you, Kathy Fox, for keeping the tradition alive in Fredonia, New York.

    - Submitted by Joe Kwiatkowski