‘Sock Hop for the Studio’ a dance and more

The Huntington Arts Initiative is sponsoring “Sock Hop for the Studio” on April 16. Pictured are (from left) Joel Froomkin, Rich Najuch, Debbie Dyer and Ann Siegfried – all of the Initiative.
The Huntington Arts Initiative is sponsoring “Sock Hop for the Studio” on April 16. Pictured are (from left) Joel Froomkin, Rich Najuch, Debbie Dyer and Ann Siegfried – all of the Initiative. Photo provided.

The "Sock Hop for the Studio," sponsored by the Huntington Arts Initiative, is a dance and much more.

The April 16 event to be held at the PAL Club will also be an opportunity to visit with friends, enjoy hot dog happy hour and participate in fun-filled games and contests. Ann Siegfried, one of the founders of the Huntington Arts Initiative, assures a good time for all who attend.

"We will really have something for everyone to enjoy," she says. "Those who are not dancers will like listening to the classic songs of the 1950s and '60s. We hope we have lots of participation in the games and contests as well."

Siegfried, along with Debbie Dyer and Rich Najuch, the other founders of the Huntington Arts Initiative, has planned activities throughout the evening.

One contest requires participants to match baby photos with high school photos of several Huntington "celebrities." Dance contests will see which individual can twist the best and which couple stands out with a jitterbug or "fast" dance.

The event will also hold a competition to see who can blow the biggest bubble with bubble gum.

A hula-hoop contest will test contestants to see who can keep the hoop moving for the longest period of time.
Everyone is encouraged, though not required, to dress in the style of the '50s and '60s and to wear the craziest socks they can find. Prizes will be awarded to the contest winners as well as the Best Dressed male and female and the individual who has the best socks.

In addition, for a nominal fee everyone will have the opportunity to have professional photos taken in a special cutout to commemorate the evening.

The adult-only event begins at 6:30 p.m. with Hot Dog Happy Hour. Hot dogs, chilidogs, root beer floats, and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies will be available for purchase all evening. A cash bar will be available, and complimentary chips, pretzels and popcorn will be served.

The music, provided by the Remnants, will begin at 8 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. For further information visit www.hunting tonartsinitiative.org or call 260-454-0449.

All proceeds from the event go toward the renovation of The Studio.