The 1950s was a decade that made music history, in most part due to the popularity of American Bandstand. You can now experience a little piece of that history by attending the “Turn Back the Clock Sock Hop” on Nov. 3 and listening to a local band, The Sock Hoppers. The event will take place with doors opening at 5:45 p.m., dinner from 6 to 7 p.m., and a band playing music from 7 to 9 p.m.
“The Sock Hoppers” will woo you with songs like “Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight” and “Georgia on my Mind”, make you dance until you can’t dance any more with “The Twist”, “La Bamba” and “Great Balls of Fire”, and the list goes on and on.
The very talented sock hop band consists of Brad Chamberlain, Brandon Wesneski, Cale and Jerikah Holmes, Tim Wiker, Cindy Yellenic, Ted and Janet Bown, and Robyn Chamberlain Cummings.
The Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton invites you to this event where you will enjoy an evening filled with delicious food, fellowship, and live music and dancing, along with the chance to win several gift baskets provided by many community sponsors. And just like in the good old days, the dinner-dance will be held in the Canton High School gymnasium.
This is an evening for the entire family, not just the generations that remember those years. It doesn’t matter if you can’t dance, don’t have a date or never liked school dances, they guarantee you that you won’t be sorry you came.
Advanced tickets are required and are available for purchase at the Classic Second Chances (Canton), MC/Gannon Associates Insurance (Troy), Gannon Associates Insurance (Mansfield), the church office, or by calling Jodi Wesneski at (570) 506-0064. They will be first-come, first-served and cannot be held. Reservations will be accepted for tables of six or more.
Your donation of $20 per person or $35 per couple will include a delicious chicken and biscuit dinner and entry into one of the gift baskets of your choice. Additional door prize tickets may be purchased that night. You are not required to dress in costume, but there will be prizes awarded for the “best dressed in theme” and the “best dancers of the night”.
The “Turn Back the Clock Sock Hop,” which is open to the public, is being held as a fundraiser by the Mission and Evangelism team, with proceeds benefiting the continued Sunday school renovation project.