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      Dancing the night away Gatsby style

      Kirksville residents danced the night away Gatsby style Saturday evening.

      The Kirksville Chamber of Commerce Merchants Committee put on The Great Gatsby Putting On The Ritz Adult Formal. The event was held at The El Kadir Shrine Club.

      With each ticket purchase couples enjoyed great food and dancing. They also heard live music from the local band sand clock.

      Organizers say they just wanted people to have a good time.

      "The idea sprung from that it be nice to get dress, go out, and have fun in Kirksville without having to go somewhere else. We called it the adult prom. Some people look at it to do it over their prom if it wasn't so good or if you're still with that same person do it again," said Keith Jackson of the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce Merchants Committee.

      About a little over 100 people attended the event.

      A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kirksville High School After Prom.

      The chamber hopes to put on another adult formal event next year.