Let’s Go to the Hop!

MAYETTA:  There was lots of old rock and roll dancing yesterday at a sock hop sponsored by the Caregiver Support program.  Volunteers from Social Services, the Diabetes Prevention program and the Language Department also helped make the event a success that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month.  Several dancers and spectators turned out for the fun and music was provided by Larry and Mona Cole from Texas who were back for a visit.

Below are some photographs taken by the News:


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Poodle skirts were abundant at the hop.

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Carol Dewitt won first place for her ensemble.

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Richard and Norma Adame pose for the camera.  Richard took first in the men’s best dressed and Norma was awarded most enthusiastic dancer,

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Left to right: Sara Gartenmayer, Arlene Lingo, and Alvina LaClair were poodle-skirt ready.

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Jim Potts joined in on the 50s sock hop fun.

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Holding the camera is Larry Cole who was also disc jockey for the dance.  With him is Dave Abeyta.

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Mona Cole smiles for the camera and was a lead teacher for some of the dancers. Young and old got into the action.

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Karen Kats (left) and Jeanie Combs served hot dogs, popcorn, cokes and rootbeer floats during the dance.

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A group of dancers pose for the camera.

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Julia Lewis shows off her outfit.  Elders made the poodle skirts prior to the dance as one of the activities at the center.

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Dancing and having fun.