The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 189 is hosting a 1950s Sock Hop on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 807 Louisiana Ave to benefit the IRC Special Olympics. A $5 per person entry donation is required.
There will be music by local performer Peter ‘The Pooz’ Puzzo, lots of dancing, raffles & door prizes, and a King and Queen will be crowned. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 50’s attire. In addition, there will be hamburgers and hot dogs available for a small donation from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Post, located at 807 Louisiana Ave, in Sebastian, or from a Sons of The American Legion member. The American Legion is open Monday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
50’s Sock Hop Attire
In the 50s, girls typically wore tight-fitting pencil skirts in solid colors or plaid or form-fitting capri pants in bright shades. Additionally, they wore knit sweaters matching or complementing colors to their bottoms for tops.
To complete the ensemble, they often wore a matching scarf tied around the neck and enclosed-toe heels or pumps. In addition, ladies wore lots of bright makeup, including red lipstick, and teased their hair.
The bad boys of this generation often wore white T-shirts rolled up the sleeves and cuffed their jeans to just below their calves. In addition, they had black high-top sneakers with white socks and often slicked back their hair.
For more details, contact the American Legion at (772) 589-8710.
Special Olympics of Indian River County
The Special Olympics of IRC provides year-round sports training and competition to adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Their mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for these individuals.