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Back to the ’50s Sock Hop set

Freeway Jam will play ’60 classics for the sock hop at the 300 Club in Frederic on Friday, March 6.
FREDERIC - A Back to the ‘50s Sock Hop is set to happen in Frederic on Friday, March 6, starting at 5 p.m. Join in the fun at the 300 Club Event Center for a night of music, food, dancing, and an opportunity to help raise funds for the Frederic Library. This event is open to all communities and all ages – young, old and in between.
 
Social time and a buffet supper with a ‘50s feel – hot dogs, chili, or create your own “chili dog” – will be from 5-7 p.m.
During the social/supper hours, they’ll have kid-friendly activities, limbo and the bunny hop. Basic swing dance lessons will be provided by Laura and Ryan Wolf. After learning some of the basic steps, you will see them in action, demonstrating all the moves and showing what you can do with some practice! Kids attending in 1950s-themed outfits will be entered into a drawing to win local-business gift cards.
 
Live music will begin at 7 p.m. with Todd Eckart and Freeway Jam. Eckart sings and plays guitar, paying tribute to ‘50s legends like Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley. Freeway Jam will be easing into the early ‘60s with songs from the Beach Boys, the Beatles and other greats of the era.
 
Proceeds to will be given to the Frederic Library to help fund their summer learning program, which is a family and community outreach program that offers author visits, Lego Man, book clubs and more.
 
There will be no set entrance fee for the event. A freewill donation can be given at the door. There will be 50/50 cash drawing and raffle opportunities also.
Grab your poodle skirt, white T-shirt, jeans and saddle shoes, and join the fun. For more information, contact the Frederic Library, 715-327-4979, or Sandy Lundquist, 715-566-0420.


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