'FOOTLOOSE' RULE? Town's arcane law means no Valentine's Day dance


An issue in a small Oklahoma town is a scene right out of the 1980's classic “Footloose.” A Valentine’s Day dance set to take place in the town of Henryetta was canceled over an arcane city ordinance enforcing a strict moral code. The owners of a local store, Rosie Lavan’s Marketplace, wanted to raise money for renovations but were told the dance would break the law, Fox 23 reported. The owners told News 9 that they planned to hold the event inside their store. They said they made fliers for the event and advertised it on social media, and that’s when they learned of the law.

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