North Warren's 'Sock Hop' set for Jan. 15

CHESTERTOWN - Students at North Warren High School are bringing back an event this weekend that celebrates the music and culture of the 1950s and 1960s.

The students are seeking to recreate the fun and frolic of the era by presenting a Sock Hop Dinner & Dance, beginning at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 in the North Warren gym.

The event, now in its ninth year, is a fundraiser for the MOAS social studies and leadership class at the school, and proceeds are expected to fund the group's trip to Washington, D.C.

Dancing to music, American Bandstand style, follows dinner. Attendees are welcome to wear poodle skirts and white bucks, sport DA haircut and suede shoes.

It is anticipated that photos will be taken of people in their vintage attire. The event also includes an auction of "Pies by Guys" or various baked baked goods homemade by male students and students' fathers.

"These baked items will be untouched by female hands," said North Warren MOAS instructor Bernie McCann. This portion of the fundraiser netted $400 last year, he said. Annually, about 150 to 200 people attend the Sock Hop, mcCann reported.

"This year, I'll be teaching people how to dance The Stroll," McCann said.

For more details on the Sock Hop Dinner and Dance, contact McCann at bmccann@northwarren.k12.ny.us or 494-3015 extension 457.

The MOAS Class is a college-level course taken through SUNY Plattsburgh. Students attend a Model Organization of American States meeting in June to prepare resolutions and argue for them at a mock summit in June. It is an opportunity for students to learn more about international relations and politics while developing public speaking skills.

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