50th Anniversary Sock Hop Party Planned for Dec. 14

Ocean Pines ticketed residents and guests who swing by the Ocean Pines Community Center on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 – 10 p.m. will be taken on a journey back in time when poodle skirts, scarves, leather jackets and rolled-sleeves were the go-to look for many dance parties in America.

“It’s an old-school night in the gym and time to relive that era before we were ‘all grown up’,” said event organizer Cheryl Jacobs.

The Ocean Pines 50th Anniversary Committee will be hosting a sock hop dance party to wrap up the community’s year-long celebration. Jacobs said, “Committee members are planning a fun-filled event where you can kick off your shoes and rock in your socks.”

Dance instructor Mary McCormick will teach dance steps, turns, easy spins and moves for doo-wop, 50s and 60s music. Attendees will also have a chance to show off their dance moves during a dance contest.

“Attendees will learn a number of dance moves to some of the most well-known music from the 50s, 60s and 70s,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director for the Ocean Pines Association. The Dean of Doo-Wop, a DJ from WEES 107.9 FM, will provide the entertainment for the evening.

Costumes are not required but are encouraged. A prize will go to the best-dressed sock hop party-goer.

Tickets will be $15 per person and will include admission, food, water or soda and giveaways. The party is open to the public and will take place at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. Ticket sales to begin on Nov. 12.

BYOB is allowed. Guests are expected to drink responsibly and prepare ahead of time for a designated driver. Party-goers must be 21 or older.

“In our efforts to have something for everyone this year, the sock hop seems like a great idea to wrap up our celebrations,” said Jennifer Cropper-Rines, 50th Anniversary Committee chairwoman. “We have already been hearing lots of interest and are looking forward to an authentic event.”

For more information about the 50th Anniversary sock hop party, contact Jacobs at ckjacobs@mediacombb.net.

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