62nd WASCA Spring Festival
“WASCA’s Dancing Through the Cherry Blossoms”

Directors: Ginny Fromel and Rene & Mike Hermann

62nd WASCA Spring Festival

We are already excited and preparing to go “Dancing Through the Cherry Blossoms” at our WASCA 2023 Festival. We are really thrilled with our callers and cuers for the festival which you can view on the back of the registration form. You can fill out our WASCA on-line registration form and be among the first people to register by mailing it to Bobbi and Jeff Fuhr.  

We introduced our current committee on Saturday evening at this year’s festival! We really appreciate all the help we have received from everyone; however, we need your help again! Our currently vacant committee positions are Assistant Directors, Advertising, Baskets, Hospitality, and Vendors, so please let us know if you can think of anyone that might be willing and able to hold one of these positions. We hope you “remembered” to fill out a survey form for this year’s festival, because we will be reading all these forms to help us improve on our festival in 2023.

As you know, we started selling registrations and our promotional items at the festival–T-shirts (all sizes), multi-functional pens, and coasters. The shirts are $20.00 each, and they are a beautiful sky blue with our Cherry Blossom logo right above the pocket on the left side of the shirt. The pens will be $8.00 each or $15.00 for two, and the coasters are $5.00 for a pack of four. We also have pink ribbons, which have been altered to eliminate the 2021 date, and they will be handed out when people register.

We hope that you will all enjoy our festival theme for 2023, and we are still looking for anyone willing to help with artwork and decorations. Also, if you find any cherry blossom fabric out there, please pass the word on to your friends and committee members. Hopefully, everyone that wants to dress up for the theme at our March 16 – 18, 2023, “Dancing Through the Cherry Blossoms” festival will be able to find something beautiful to wear.

SO, we need to look to our future festival, and do not wait – keep your eyes open for any decorations, since we are always looking for ideas and material that might be on sale. We are planning to do some traveling to some local and distant festivals and hope to see you dancing. However, if you plan to go to any other festivals and would be willing and able to take a small trifold and some flyers with you, please let us know. We can be reached at 2023FestivalDirectors@ wascaclubs.com.

The Washington D.C.’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to D.C. and is such a popular attraction that you should plan to attend this year’s March 20 – April 17, 2022 springtime festival. The Cherry Blossom fever hits during peak bloom of the Yoshino cherry trees around the Tidal Basin. You can see other blossoms at the U.S. National Arboretum and The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The D.C. Festival features creative and diverse activities that promote traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty and the environment, and community spirit and youth education, the majority of which are free and open to the public. Signature Festival events include the Opening Ceremony, the Blossom Kite Festival, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. There are over 150 daily cultural performances by local, national and international entertainers, sports competitions, and so much more.

We hope you are all staying safe and keeping busy. We all miss the dancing and personal interaction with friends and family, and it will be really great to see you all “Dancing Through the Cherry Blossoms.” Hope to see you on the dance floor soon!

Ginny Fromel and Rene’ & Mike Hermann 62nd Festival Directors