To Mulekicker Cloggers dancing is all about friends, fun

The Mule Kickers practice their clogging routine Wednesday evening in the Plum Room at Fulton State Hospital. The group will perform at the Fulton Street Fair 4 p.m. June 16.

The Mule Kickers practice their clogging routine Wednesday evening in the Plum Room at Fulton State Hospital. The group will perform at the Fulton Street Fair 4 p.m. June 16. Photo by Dean Asher.

With their trademark ruffled crinoline skirts and white clogging shoes, the Mulekicker Cloggers have become a staple at area fairs and festivals.

The group once again will be performing at the Fulton Street Fair at 5 p.m. on June 16 at the intersection of Fifth and Court streets.

According to longtime members of the Mulekickers, performances such as that one are only a part of the fun for a group they describe as a family.

“I enjoy the dancing energy, I love the music and I love to go perform in front of an audience — especially a hometown audience,” said Linda Kronk, who first joined the group in 1987. “

Founding member Rita Weber said she also enjoys “the energy, the fun around it, the dancing, the camaraderie.”

“We’ve become a family. We support each other,” Weber said. “It’s just all about fun. It’s fun to go out and surprise people with the things you can do.”

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