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Members of the Turkey Trotters take to the floor during a recent square dance in Worthington. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Turkey Trottin': Worthington's square dance club celebrates 60 years

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WORTHINGTON -- Sixty-one years ago, at about this time of year, a group of local people first started talking about the need for a new form of recreation in Worthington -- square dancing. By the next spring, the talk had turned to action, and the Turkey Trotters Square Dance Club was formally organized in 1951 and quickly gained popularity.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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