Line dancing was one of the highlights of Do Si Do at The Stables at Russell Crossroads Saturday. People dressed in their western best or plain clothes got to dance the night away to songs like “Good Time” by Alan Jackson. | Alison James

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Boot scootin’ boogie

Published 12:15pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Russell Crossroads gave the community a chance for some horsing around at The Stables Saturday.

The third annual Do Si Do brought children and adults alike to The Stables for food and western-themed activities.

Robert Gunn, Russell Lands director of events, said they started Do Si Do  “as a way to let people dress up in their western wear and come out and have a good time.”

Cowboys and cowgirls roamed The Stables Saturday, enjoying petting the horses, line dancing, a stick horses race and mule patty Bingo – a Russell Crossroads original.

“We line the arena off with a hundred squares,” Gunn said.

People then purchase a square, and once all squares have been purchased, Buddy the mule is released into the arena to make a “deposit.”

“Whichever number he ‘deposits’ into will correlate with that number on the board, and that person will win $500,” Gunn said.

The unique Bingo game also raises money for Children’s Harbor, since half the proceeds are used for prize money and half are donated.

Wanda Coker, Children’s Harbor facility director, was at Do Si Do to direct the line dancers in everything from stomping to clapping to spinning to shimmying.

“It was fun,” Coker said. “We had good participation there for a while.”

Gunn said the goal is to provide a community event amongst the holiday traveling and football Saturdays.

“It’s just something for people to do,” Gunn said. “For those who come out, they seem to enjoy themselves.”