A New Addition for the Emery Town Winter Ball

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By Julie Johansen

This year, a couple from the Salt Lake Scandinavian Music and Dance organization will be in attendance at the Emery Winter Ball to perform and teach Scandinavian Dance.

Tom Oesleby and Gwen Trefts are leaders in the Salt Lake company. They helped form the organization after moving to Utah from Wyoming in 2006. Their first event, The Scandi Jam 2010, was an afternoon workshop and evening party featuring Bob Holmen from Red Lodge, Wyoming with music by local musicians. This has grown to annual and semi-annual Scandi Fests and other local heritage festivals. Oesleby and Trefts have studied under Norwegian and Swedish instructors and will share their talent on Feb. 2 at the Emery Winter Ball.

The Winter Ball is a fundraiser for the restoration of the old yellow church in Emery and is hosted by the Emery Historical and Restoration Committee. The event will kick off at 7 p.m. at the Emery Town Rec Center. The cost is $10 per person and all proceeds will benefit the restoration project.

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