Struggle Mountains 2008 Halloween Party
The_Mantel.jpg
picture by Court Tefft






This year marked the 38th year of the party with Jody once again leading off the party with Jolize playing the 1st set, followed by Aiden’s reggae band and Susan, Emily and Audra doing some incredible fire dancing out in the courtyard.
We had beautiful weather for the party this year. We moved the date up a week because of Audra’s pregnancy which was a good thing since the night we would have held it was miserable; being windy, rainy and cold.


Elize_getting_ready.jpg
picture by Court Tefft

Elize sang “This is my Country” by Joel Raphael. This year we have a very important election coming up ,
hopefully with an Obama win. We need to take back this Country.

Jody_singing_2008_Halloween_party.JPG
picture by Chuck Slay

Jody singing “Hey Joe, where; ya going with that Ballet in your hand?"
We had a Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber show up at the party of course. Any one have a picture?
Elize,_Jody_and_Sonny.jpg
picture by Court Tefft

Jolize with Sonny in the background. Michael Ward later joined in as well. Didn't get a picture.
Bob_and_Judy_dancing.JPG
picture by Chuck Slay

Woodstock Bob and Judy having some fun on the dance floor

Susan_Drew_dancing.JPG
picture by Chuck Slay

Susan Drew looking beautiful as always. Later to change costumes and do some great fire dancing moves.
Maria_dancing.JPG
picture by Chuck Slay

Maria with some wicked moves

Audra,_Aden_and_Gayland.JPG
Picture by Chuck Slay

Audra looking cute with her 9 month belly, also Aiden and Katie's boyfriend Gayland

Audra_drumming.JPG
picture by Chuck Slay

Audra helping out with the drumming for Jolize, and later drumming for the fire dancers before jumping in
herself.
family_photo.jpg
picture by Jennifer France

Ashley Alice, Paul, Katie, Patsy, Jesse, and Tom
Brain_food.jpg
picture by Court Tefft

Karin and Danny Lynch's brain food
Larry_and_Sara.jpg
picture by Court Tefft

Larry Wilson and Sara Woodsmith taking a break from dancing
Katie,_Ilya,_and_Kim.jpg
picture by Court Tefft

Katie, Ilya John and Kim
Ilya_John.jpg
Picture by Jennifer France

Ilya John behind the mask
Jennifer_and_Court.jpg
picutre by Jennifer France

Jennifer and Court
Katie,_Lauren,_Sara_and_Patsy.jpg
picture by Jennifer France

Circle dance to Jody's "The Best Part of Lovin is still being Friends" Then we break between sets for the
fire-dancing
firedancing.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

Fire dancing out in the courtyard. Just a beautiful night to be out.
Susan_at_party_with_fire.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

Susan Drew with fire. Susan agreed to join us this year for the fire-dancing since we didn't think Audra would be able to.
Hopefully it will be a yearly addition. Thank you Susan
Emily_spinning.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

Emily up next with her powerful spinning skills
Emily_and_Susan_with_fire.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

Emily and Susan together spinning fire. We thought that was it when suddenly Audra lit up and spun fire at 9 months pregnant

firedancing_with_painted_pregnant_belly.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

Audra firedancing with painted belly
DSC_2533.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

Audra_firedancing_on_Halloween.jpg
Pregnant_Audra_spinning_fire.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

One more of Audra. Pretty amazing to watch.
Aiden_at_Halloween_party_2008.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

Aiden's Reggae band starts up after the fire-dancing
Aiden.jpg
picture by Jennifer France

Aiden with his band
dancing_in_the_big_room.jpg
picture by Jennifer France

Masks, and painted masks

dancing_Katie_and_ian.jpg
picture by Jennifer France

Swing dancing - Katie and Ian
Tusa_and_Court_by_the_fire.JPG
picture by Chuck Slay

Tusa and Court enjoy some time out by the fire pit. Didn't really even need a fire since it was so warm.
Tusa_and_Jim_Forsel.JPG
picture by Chuck Slay

Tusa with Jim Forsell
Patsy_and_Court_pumpkin.jpg
picture by Teresa Nelson

Pumpkin of Patsy and Court carved by Kim