Rock Out at ‘50s Sock Hop on Main Street
By Annette Williams
Performances by “Elvis,” DJ music, dancing, classic cars, food and activities are all part of the fun planned for the ‘50s Cruise’n Rock-n-roll Sock Hop, to be held Thursday, July 18, during the Ramona American Graffiti Cruise.
From 6 p.m. to dark, everyone is invited to come and enjoy the music of the fifties and sixties at the lot between Chase Bank and Bank of America, in the 1400 block of Main Street.
Elvis tribute artist and Ramona resident Todd N. Torres will entertain guests with spot-on performances as “The King of Rock and Roll,” as DJ Paul Palombo keeps the tunes coming.
“Todd, the Elvis impersonator, is absolutely fantastic,” says event organizer Leroy Clubb.
The free event is being organized on behalf of Ramona Senior Center and in conjunction with the cruise, with funds raised earmarked for the senior center. Clubb says it’s a little thank-you for everyone’s support of cruise night and the center.
In addition to music and vintage vehicles, the sock hop will feature a photo booth provided by Renee Ramos and sponsored by Ramona Home Journal. Balloon stylist Kelly Steele will add to the fun.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and Dunkin Donuts will give away coupons to sock hop guests.
Clubb invites folks to bring chairs and enjoy every minute of the fun.
“We want everyone to step back in time with us when life was a little simpler and cars had style,” Clubb said. “It’s our first event like this, and if it’s successful, maybe we’ll do a couple next year.”
Donations for Ramona Senior Center will be accepted during the event. For information, call Clubb at 619-980-3647.
Clubb and his wife, Kathy, hope the community will join them in dressing for the occasion by dusting off their poodle skirts and penny loafers, or even rolling up their jeans and putting on some sneakers.
“We want everybody to come out and just have a lot of fun!”