December 31, 2019

New Year's Eve

           Gaylin Sudik

             11 piece .... Orchestra

Includes:

Early Birds ... Soup & Sandwich

 Hors d' Oeuvres . Hats/Horns . Photo

Memento . Champagne Toast .

Guaranteed Midnite Kiss .

Lite Breakfast


Doors: 7 pm  ... Dance: 8:30 - 12:30

$30 -  Advance ... $35 -  Door

The SINGLES are reserving a

large table.

Come out & CHEER in the New Year!


Our hearts go out to

their families. 
A lot of fond memories in remembering them out here dancing.

I'm not sure what year this was taken but this is the north side of the Ballroom. It's changed a bit.



2 BANDS

Non-Stop Music

Nov. 16

Big G & the Willikers  &

Lucky Jax

Oldies - Rock 'n Roll

6:30 - 11 ... $12

Lake Robbins Ballroom

26726  150th St  Woodward, IA  50276 

515-438-2305

Wilma with good friends, Marge, Judy, & Helen

 Our Ticket Lady for 81 3/4 - 82years     

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AED

the Automated

HEART SAVER - DEFIBULATOR
A specialThank Youto our Dancers, Bands & Friends

for the Contributions so that we can have one here at the Ballroom.  A Very Special THANK YOU

for the ones who promoted  & made it happen. 

What can I say .... we have the best !

$ 18

$ 10 .. Kids

(10 & up)

under 10

Free


Available for Weddings  & In House Catering

See our Wedding page


We are so sorry to lose

more Friends

Al Godfredsen 2/6/15

Pinky Redman  - 2/17/15 Al Welsh Orchestra's drummer for 60 years.

Del Martin 1/2015

Helen Cunningham  11/18/2014
Johnny Saunders 2/8/2015
Gary Grant 2/20/2015

Vince Morris  2/21/2015

Eleanore  Meier  8/3/2015

Lou Greco 8/17/2015

Marilyn Meyer  8/31/2015

Howard Clemons  9/   /2015

Jack Vierling    11/3/2015

Josephine Thiel   11/7/2015

Robert Ziesman 12/4/2015

Larry Schultze  12/6/2015

Bill Cardwell   1/7/2016
Reta Williams 1/28/2016

Alice Jenkins 2/21/2016

Lester Menke 3/5/2016

Karen Swenson 6/11/16

Conrad John 6/17/16

Wilma Jean Bess 7/2/2016 (Previous Owner)

Arlene Hendrixson 7/17/16A

Duane (Bud) Young 7/23/16

Jeanne Robbins Phillips 9/17/16 ( Father & Grandfather built Lake Robbins)

Charles Heinz  10/16

Dick Smith 11/26/16

Norman Gore 1/29/17

Arlyce Nichols 3/2/17

Jeanette Ziesman 3/6/17

Don Kinnison 5/16/17

Michael Westaby 5/17/17 (Gloria & Marlo's son)

Gary "Hatch" Hatcher 6/30/17

Patsy Capen 7/1/17

Belle Maring 8/31/17

Tim Dawson 10/13/17

Nada Shannon 11/24/17

Betty Greif - Feldmann 2/13/18

Anoka Stratton  4/25/18

Noah Bess 5/14/2018 (Wilma & Pete's son)

​Bryan Idso 7/9/18 (Karon's son & our PT Cook)

Howard Hammond  7/23/18

​Maggie Radebaugh 7/27/18

Velma Bailey 9/17/18 (one of the Bouton ladies who helped us.)

Charles Radke  10/12/18  (keyboard in Al Welsh & Everett Boyer's bands)

Horace Young 10/19/18

Wendall Eike 11/6/2018

Gordie Strain  2/9/19 (with Midwest Rock & Soul Revue Band)

​Helen Bush  2/21/19

Jon Stafford 3/13/19   (According to Hoyle Band)

Ross Leeper 4/11/19   (Al Welsh & Everett Boyer's Bands)

Joan Lindner 4/14/19

Everett Boyer 6/2019 (his 1st job with his band was here at Lake Robbins)

Maxine Martens 7/4/19

Nancy Dean  8/28/19  (Tex Dean's wife)

Keith Knight  10/2/19

Owen           10/6/19

Jack West  10/22/19



JULY

13

2 - 10 pm

music starts 2:30

Food & Drinkwillbe available


5 Bands ...

Echo's V

RiviEras

Hold On

Route 66

Get Off My Lawn

We just heard Everett Boyer

passed away in June 2019

What a great lost. His first job with his band was at Lake Robbins. He told me he was always greatful to Wilma for given his band a chance.

His band was always one of the favorites at the Ballroom.  We sure have missed his wonderful music.

RESERVATIONS
We do take reservations
On  regular dances you may call in or let us know. We do not guarantee a certain table but will try to get you close to the area you like.
We have employees taking reservations all the time & sometimes the table may already be spoken for & we're not aware of it.
Reservations are 1st come 1st serve bases.
Some of our regular dancers have favorite tables
& have let the waitresses know they are coming.
They usually get the same table all the time.
On Special Events
(Some events we do NOT take reservations)
There are no regular tables. If you want a table you need to reserve. We need to know you are coming. It is 1st to reserve gets the table. So if you have a favorite it is best to reserve early. (Weeks ahead).
Some special events are reservations only with advanced tickets.  The day before or day of

will not get you close to the dance floor.

My dancers reserve early to get the best tables.
We are trying hard to be fair with reservations & we have had some big screw ups & we're sorry it happened. Please be patient we are trying to make it better. We have had some big nights, but we have never ran out of room. So please don't let not having a reservation stop you from coming. We will find you a table.

Christmas Formal

Dec. 13, 2019  ( Friday)

Doors: 6 pm .... Dance: 7:30 - 10:00

Bobby Layne .. $17

Orchestra  (Big Band)

Only Advance tickets will Reserve you a table


Food Menu

Dinner includes:   salad . Potato . Vegetable . Bread . Dessert

Prime Rib ................................... $20

Beef Brisket ................................. $14

Ham Balls ..................................... $14

Pork loin .....................................$13

Chicken Breast ............................ $12


This is a Formal/Semi Formal Dance

Please dress accordingly

72 Years for Wilma  with the Ballroom.

Wilma married Pete Bess  in 1944.

(Previous owners.) .... but She started

dancing at the Ballroom in  '37 or '38

 In her high school years. (that's 79 years)

Woodstock T-shirts for sale 

Looks like this poster Jon designed.  $15 - $17

We still have a few left


Helen Bush

April 9, 1919 - Feb. 21, 2019 *************

26726 150th St

Woodward,  IA    50276

515-438-2305

A Tribute to Woodstock & Jon Stafford

50 Years

We were so sorry to hear of

Nancy Dean's accident & she is no longer with us.

8/28/2019

She was always so nice & pleasant.

She is Tex Dean's wife.  He was the drummer for Everett Boyer's & Al Welsh Band for many many years

She was

   105

 LakeRobbins Ballroom 

T-Shirts for sale!

Feb. 1, 1923 - July 2, 2016


You will find us in the middle of corn fields.

We are 2 miles south & 2 miles west of Woodward

(1mile South of Hwy 141 from the North Side)

A little over 2 miles west of Hwy 141

from the East side)


​​​​Bryan Idso 

July 24, 1986 -July 9, 2018

Karon's son & our Friend

He also was our part time cook



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We are so sorry to lose some more of

our old friends & dancers.

Ray Duffee 2/23/14

Jean Zmolek   3/30/14

Dave Barnes  5/15/14

Margaret Lee  5/18/14

Coloma (Kip) Shannon  6/21/14 (our ticket Lady)

Max Wheelwright 6/28/14

Joseph Book 7/30/2014

Evelyn Dagnillo 9/16/14

Rhonda Armstrong 11/28/14





Yes .... There was a Lake.

Mr. Robbins made a man-made lake & put an

8 sided cabin on it with a board walk. This was in the beginning of 1920's. He started building the Ballroom in 1929 & opened

November 11, 1931.

Herbie Kay out of Chicago was the Orchestra. His female vocalist was Dorothy Lamour.

She was 17 years old.


We will be Celebrating the Ballroom's 

88th Anniversary 

Sunday Nov. 10, 2019

(actual date is 11/11/1931)

 Rumor has it ..  Frank Sinatra

was out here singing with the Dorseys

I'll be checking this out

.................

12  more years & we'll be celebrating

  100  years

​​This Ballroom was Built for Dancing!