Thursday February 23, 2017
Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta, Oklahoma. City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing. The dance ordinance, with a penalty of $25, prohibited dance halls within 500 feet of a church or public school.
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In February, resident Joni Insabella decided to host a dance above her store, which is within 500 feet of a church. The city's Chamber of Commerce posted about the event and called Insabella a rule breaker on Facebook and accused her of getting special treatment, because of her husband, who's the city's attorney.
"We wanted just a good, clean, fun event. As I said, we know we're in the Bible Belt. We weren't having alcohol or anything. We just wanted it to be fun for the community," Insabella ...