Dressed to the nines, hundreds take part in annual Thanksgiving dance

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There was singing, dancing, wining and dining to kick off Thanksgiving on Thursday morning. The Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance is an annual celebration that started nearly 60 years ago.

Many picked out a sparkly dress or dapper suit, and put their best foot forward. About 700 people showed up dressed to the nines

“It’s sort of a fashion show, you’ll see a little of everything,” said Duck Warner, who has attended the dance since it first started.

Lady Vivian graced the stage as the star-struck crowd spun, dipped, and grooved a long to her soulful voice. The headliner, Latimore, took to the stage with his hit – "Let’s straighten it out."

“Sit yourself down girl and talk to me, tell me what’s on your mind,” sang Latimore.

The dance started at 10 a.m. and lasted into the afternoon. Part of the proceeds will go toward the Blues Preservation Society.