Dance in 4th of July Parade

Ichabods dance in Independence Day parade at Rancho Fullerton Mobile Home Estates. Fullerton News Tribune, Thursday, July 7, 2005. Brings back Thomas Jefferson, the Constitution, all the things America fought for. Freedom, it means freedom.  Lisa Anderson, Fullerton, on what’s the meaning of the Fourth of July. Photo of Ted and Judy Tardie, foreground andContinue reading “Dance in 4th of July Parade”

Tribune News 1971

The Ichabods, swingingest squares in town. That’s how the Tribune reported in November of 1971. Square Dancing is healthy, invigorating and fun. The Ichabods were organized in 196q at Sleepy Hallow with Marv as the club caller. Dances  were held at the Retail Clerks Union Hall in Buena Park with 400 plus dancers. Lee SchmidtContinue reading “Tribune News 1971”

Skip Stanley Square Dance Caller

Square dancing was promoted by the Ichabods at the Fullerton night out, May 4, 1995. Members of the Ichabod Square Dance club demonstrated a square dance “tip” with Skip Stanley calling.   Then we invited some of the people in the audience to join us to learn basic calls and then dance. What fun weContinue reading “Skip Stanley Square Dance Caller”

Square Dancing is Fun!

A night of square dancing can equal a 3 to 5-mile walk. It is an inexpensive family activity (tobacco/alcohol-free for the dances) that can be enjoyed by members of all ages. Provides Mental Stimulation by keeping the mind active and alert.  It can help to reduce your risk of heart disease. It’s good for psychologicalContinue reading “Square Dancing is Fun!”

Ken Bower, Square Dance Caller

Brothers, well, we both have gray hair and wrinkles and toothy smiles and blue eyes, and…we love square dancing. Me? I dance. Ken? He calls, and what a superb caller he is. One of the best in the country. He is patriotic and sings his country and his faith. That makes us brothers of sorts.Continue reading “Ken Bower, Square Dance Caller”


Now listen all square dancers and you will hear Bout a Square Dance caller we think is dear. He’s not real tall or big and fat;Just a wonderful guy, we’ll leave it at that. He makes a statement which we doubt is true,That his mother had him when she had nothing to do We’re gladContinue reading “WE’RE MAD FOR MARV (poem)”