“Music from the ’50s pulls everyone out on dance floor,” she said. DJ Calvin will keep the joint jumping with tunes from such great artists as Buddy Holly, the Platters, the Drifters and the Everly Brothers.
Speaking of the dance floor, Ann Morgan and Mandi King are putting together prize packages for those whose fancy footwork leaves the best impression. There are other chances to win prizes, too. How low can you go on the limbo? How long can you hula the hoop? It’s all for fun — and fundraising — as proceeds from this event go toward a future Parish Life Center at Sacred Heart Church in Golden Springs.
Ticket chairs Laura Pratt, Michele Beyerle and Cathy Little report that the $35 ticket price is the same as it has been since the first Sock Hop … and you get a lot of bang for those 35 bucks!
Menu planners Ellen Comfort, Sandy Moyer and Dian Pepe say the Country Club “Diner” will be serving up fried chicken, Salisbury steak and all the “fixins,” while Bev Roberts, Eleanor Henderson and Bonnie Cory have stocked the bar with enough wine, beer and soft drinks to go around. Carla Keith and Andrea Rowe say the tried-and-true Coke float bar will also be back in business.
A silent auction will be in full swing as well. Donna Barton, Mary Bray, Bonita Moreau and Ellen Tibbetts are collecting an array of goodies that shouldn’t be missed, including original work by local artist Robert Pate, a Gene Chizik autographed National Championship Auburn football, and the opportunity for a private cooking lesson by David Mashburn of Classic on Noble. A treasure chest filled with mysterious and valuable gifts, as well as a gourmet food basket, are also up for grabs.
This event is open to the public, so dust off your saddle oxfords and get ready for a fun night. Tickets are available at Evans Flower Shop in downtown Anniston, or at BB&T Bank on the corner of 13th Street and Quintard Avenue in Anniston. Call 256-236-2589 for more information.
Not too late to join Junior League
Time is running out for the Junior League’s annual membership drive. Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun is a service organization dedicated to helping women and children in our community. The group is currently gearing up for its 2011-12 provisional class year, and had many potential members attend the Provisional Tea on July 15 at the Anniston Country Club. If you’re interested in joining this fabulous group of local ladies, please contact Alyson Mims at JLAnniston@gmail.com. Applications and additional information can be found at JLAnniston.org. Hurry! The deadline is Monday, and the new member retreat is Aug. 20.
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Save the Date
The first annual Celebrity Roast, with proceeds benefiting the All Saints Interfaith Center of Concern, will be Sept. 15 at Classic on Noble in downtown Anniston. Emceed by Jim Nolen, this event will feature a panel of roasters that includes Phil Webb, Ginger Marsh, David Mashburn and Ted Hooks. But who exactly will be in the hot seat???? Stay tuned to Small Talk for more details ...