The Ozark Whirlers is a square-dance club that has been based in Eldon, Mo., for 52 years, and the group still meets for dances at least twice a month, according to a feature article in the Lake Sun Leader of Camdenton, Mo. Many members are in their 70s.
And the dancers must have had some pull to do this:
John and Eleanor are both full of stories about their years of square dancing. John Stover recalled a particular event in Lebanon, Mo., when sections of Route 66 were blocked off so the dancers could get a couple of quick rounds in on the pavement.